Thyroid’s Running Rampant
I have an overactive thyroid and chiropractic care can help me? I have an under-active thyroid and chiropractic care can help me? I have one of those weird names regarding my thyroid….chiropractic care can help me? Yes, Yes, and Yes. Thyroid issues are running rampant in our society. It has been estimated that between 1 percent and 4 percent of adults have moderate to severe hypothyroidism, and 10 percent to 12 percent have mild or sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Mind you those numbers are “Estimated.” If you are having your levels checked and your T3 and T4 and all sorts of other levels are fluctuating what do you do? You can try herbal remedies for your thyroid and that could work, you could try other natural ways of helpingand those could work as well. What can chiropractic offer you? The function of the nerve system is to coordinate all other behaviors that you experience in life. Your nerve system integrates everything to make sure you are functioning correctly.
Subluxations arise and do not allow proper communication between your brain and your organs, cell’s, tissue’s and glands. Evidence supports that certain cases of thyroid disorders may result from the malfunction of nerves in the brain and spinal cord that control the thyroid’s production of thyroid hormone. There are numerous signs and symptoms for an overactive or under-active gland and people express different symptoms. Chiropractic does not focus on chasing all of those symptoms around and around. Chiropractic looks at and addresses the cause of the symptoms resulting from a dysfunctional thyroid. Low thyroid function not only drags down function of every system in the body, but it also frequently signals chronic inflammation and immune dysregulation. Just imagine what a high thyroid function does to every system in your body!
You might say why do I still exhibit signs and symptoms when my thyroid levels are normal? Unfortunately our medical model does not adequately manage thyroid dysfunction. Chiropractic is not designed to cure anything or to take someone off their thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Chiropractic is designed to make you heal. Our role in thyroid dysfunction is to allow your body to establish communication and function at the level you are designed. Better quality of life while maintaining your thyroid dysfunction is key! Have your nerves checked by a chiropractor!