The thyroid has an important job in the body. It regulates the metabolism, controls the temperature, and ensures proper growth of the body. A problem with the thyroid is usually one of two health concerns, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones, while hyperthyroidism means hormones are being overproduced. Whatever thyroid trouble you are experiencing, a Rochester Hills chiropractor can help. Here are 3 main reasons to see a chiropractor if you are experiencing poor thyroid health.
To Treat the Root Cause
There are many health concerns that are caused by poor thyroid health. For instance, hyperthyroidism can lead to excessive sweating, tremors, anxiety, an increased heart rate, and restlessness. On the other hand, hypothyroidism may lead to depression, weight gain, memory loss, hair loss, muscle cramps, and fatigue. Medications for thyroid problems may initially relieve problematic symptoms, but they only mask these symptoms for a time. Additionally, too much thyroid medication can only exacerbate your health, leading to other problems such as inflammation of the thyroid. Thankfully, you don’t have to resign yourself to taking medication for the rest of your life or simply living with the symptoms of poor thyroid health. Chiropractic care seeks to treat the root cause of your health concerns, not only the symptoms themselves, to eliminate all signs of poor thyroid health.
To Restore Nerve Communication
Misalignments of the spine are what interrupt proper nerve communication. Without nerve signals being sent properly, the body doesn’t receive the signals it needs to function at optimal levels of health. For this reason, misalignments of the spine can actually lead to a slew of health problems, including poor thyroid health. A gentle adjustment from Dr. Thomas Madigan or Dr. Brendan Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic can remove misalignments and restore proper nerve communication once again. Thyroid problems have been directly linked to misalignments in the C5-C7 vertebrae, which can be gently corrected with scientific chiropractic adjustments.
To Improve Whole Body Health
Chiropractic care, at its core, seeks to treat the whole body. The central nervous system, made up of the brain and spinal cord, is responsible for how each system of the body functions. Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas and Dr. Brendan will help manage your spinal health because when the spine is in tip top shape, the rest of the body will function at high levels of health as well. Additionally, spinal health will improve the function of the immune system so your body can fight off sickness of diseases. This can eliminate health issues such as improper thyroid function, poor digestion, and a myriad of other health concerns as well. Balance between the brain and spinal cord is key to promoting optimal health and overall wellness for the entire body.
If you want to learn more about how chiropractic can aid in improving thyroid function, contact the team at Vitality Precision Chiropractic and learn how Dr. Thomas and Dr. Brendan can help you!