If you have a thyroid condition, you can count yourself among the 20 million or so Americans who also have thyroid conditions. that’s about 7% of the population and it indicates that such problems are common and often serious. You cannot afford to underestimate the effect a thyroid condition will have on your health.

What you might not know is you have several choices when it comes to getting treatment for your thyroid problem. If taking medicine is your preference, then seeking help from a doctor would be the right call. However, living a life as a slave to medicine is not always a good idea, especially when some medications only offer temporary help.

Did you know that chiropractors can use certain therapeutic treatments to treat such issues? If a chiropractor can help you with your thyroid condition without you having to take medicine, you should consider it an option worth considering.

The following discussion is going to focus on the types and symptoms of thyroid conditions as well as three (3) reasons you should consider seeing a chiropractor to treat your thyroid issue.

Types of Thyroid Conditions

Your thyroid is a small butterfly state gland in the back of your throat. It is part of the endocrine system and it serves to regulate the hormones that control your body’s metabolism.

If you are diagnosed with a thyroid condition, it will be for one of two reasons. Either your thyroid is producing too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism).

There are four general types of hormone conditions that can affect your thyroid’s production of hormone:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – Causes the destruction of the actual thyroid gland
  • Graves’ disease – Causes the overproduction of hormones
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid) – Caused the thyroid gland to experience irregular growth, often resulting in a physical deformity
  • Thyroid nodules – Lumps that form on the thyroid gland, often restrict the release of hormones

Symptoms of Thyroid Conditions

The list of health issues that can be caused by thyroid conditions is quite significant. After reading the following list, you’ll have a better idea of just how important it is that your thyroid is always functioning properly. Some of the health problems that are caused by thyroid conditions include:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Infertility issues
  • Skin issues
  • Uncontrollable weight gain
  • High Blood Sugar/diabetes
  • Anemia and high blood pressure
  • Liver issues
  • Psychological issues like anxiety and depression

This is just a partial list, but it should serve to make clear just how serious thyroid conditions can be.

3 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic Care for Thyroid Conditions

Hopefully, you can now grasp the potential magnitude of your thyroid condition. However, the question remains, “how can a chiropractor help you with your thyroid condition so you can possibly avoid more invasive treatment options like taking medicine or even surgery? Here are three (3) reasons that you might want to choose this path of treatment.

1. Diagnosing the Root Cause of Your Thyroid Condition

If you go to a doctor about your thyroid condition, it’s a good bet they will start you on certain medication to treat the symptoms. What you need is someone looking for the root cause so they can treat the actual problem. There are chiropractors that are willing to invest the time to do exactly that.

Chiropractors are well aware that there are many root causes of thyroid conditions. What they are willing to do as part of the treatment process is to diagnose the actual cause of thyroid conditions. They typically do this by looking at each patient’s medical history, lifestyle, diet, exercise programs, sleeping habits, and stress levels. They look at these things and use diagnostic tools to get right at the core of the problem. When they find the exact reason for a thyroid condition, they can then craft chiropractic protocols to treat the very specific issues.

2. Correcting Nerve Problems

Keep in mind that the thyroid gland is a body regulator. If it stops functioning as it should, a landslide of health issues could intrude on the quality of your life.

Many times, nerve compression issues can occur because of thyroid conditions like goiter and nodules. If nerve problems become an issue, that would fall right into the strike zone of what a chiropractor does. They can use a variety of spinal adjustments and massage techniques to realign the body and stop the compression of nerves.

Note: It is very common for thyroid issues to cause misalignments in the C5-C7 vertebrae (vagus nerve).

3. Improving Overall Health and Quality of Like

If a thyroid condition is wreaking havoc on your health, it’s going to interfere with the quality of your life. Keep in mind that thyroid conditions usually cause multiple health issues that will require the patient to seek a more comprehensive solution.

The ultimate objective of every chiropractor regardless of the conditions they are treating is to restore each patient’s body back to the highest level of functionality possible. When they are treating a thyroid problem, they will use a variety of therapeutic treatment options. The positive unintended consequences of doing this are plentiful. They include relaxing the body, promoting a better immune response, and increasing the flow of healthy blood throughout the body. When all of these things fall into line, patients can’t help but experience a better quality of life as serious health issues get resolved.

If you have a thyroid condition, you don’t have to wait until your health becomes unmanageable before you address the problem. Before you see a medical doctor, you might want to let a top chiropractor take a shot at addressing your condition before trying more invasive treatment options.

Apex Chiropractic has many specialty Thyroid Reversal treatment plans that involve a comprehensive metabolic/nutritional approach paired with some of our in office services. If you would like us to help diagnose and treat your thyroid condition, you should reach out and contact us by phone at (720) 328-1790 or online.