Your thyroid is an important part of how your body functions. It is responsible for controlling metabolism, regulating body temperature, promoting proper body growth, and much more. A thyroid that isn’t functioning as it should can affect your health and how you feel. Should the thyroid gland, located just below the Adam’s apple, malfunction, it can lead to a thyroid disorder. What you may not know is that a Bentonville chiropractor could be the solution for all of your thyroid issues.
Symptoms of Poor Thyroid Health
There are two specific cause of thyroid dysfunction. Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid overproduces hormones, while hypothyroidism is when the body doesn’t produce enough hormones. Both come with their own slew of health concerns. If you suddenly experience unexplained weight gain, depression, fatigue, inability to concentrate, or loss of hair, you may be dealing with hypothyroidism. A rapid heart rate, anxiety, tremors, overactive bowels, and restlessness are all signs of hyperthyroidism. Whatever symptoms you are experiencing, they are cause for concern if they are affecting your daily life. You will want to address these issues before they get out of hand.
Medication vs. Chiropractic Care for Thyroid Health
Often times when we experience health problems, our first response is to turn to medication for relief. But medication might not always be the best solution. Prescription medication only acts as a band aid, covering up the problem for a short time and not actually addressing the root cause. Additionally, it comes with a slew of harmful side effects. However, chiropractic care is a natural and safe option for managing thyroid health. The C7 vertebra is directly related to thyroid health, and if you have a misalignment in that vertebra, your thyroid is likely not functioning as well as it should be. Misalignments of the spine disrupt nerve communication from our brains to the rest of our body which ultimately leads to dysfunction. Gentle adjustments from Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela will correct spinal misalignments to restore proper body function. Once nerve interruption is removed, the body can function at high levels of health once again. Chiropractic care is a long-term solution for optimal thyroid function.
Case Studies Prove Chiropractic Works
Cast studies have been conducted to explore the effectiveness of chiropractic care for thyroid function. A case study of a 34-year-old woman showed that she experienced irritable bowel syndrome along with hypothyroidism. After two months of regular chiropractic care, her symptoms were resolved to the point where she no longer needed medication. Another case study focused on a 50-year-old man who was taking synthetic thyroid hormone medication to improve thyroid function. Again, after chiropractic care, he was able to increase his thyroid function naturally and decrease his medication significantly. As a bonus, chiropractic care also improved his overall health and quality of life.
If you or someone you love suffers from a thyroid issue, contact Dr. Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for optimal thyroid health.
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