The thyroid is an important part of the body in that it regulates the metabolism, controls body temperature, and ensures proper growth of the body. If the thyroid isn’t functioning as it should, it could be the cause of health concerns. Hyperthyroidism (overproduction of necessary hormones) and hypothyroidism (underproduction of necessary hormones) will lead to larger health issues. Thankfully, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can help.
Poor Thyroid Function Leads To Health Concerns
If you experience symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, inability to concentrate, depression, fatigue, or hair loss, then you might have a low functioning thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. Many things can lead to hypothyroidism, such as taking certain prescription medications, a misalignment of the spine, or removal of the thyroid. Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, can also cause a myriad of health problems like rapid heart rate, tremors, anxiety, overactive bowels, sweating, or restlessness. Medication is commonly prescribed to optimize thyroid production, but medication only covers up the symptoms for the time being and often comes with a slew of side effects. In addition, too much medication can cause thyroiditis (inflammation). Many people don’t initially recognize problems with thyroid function and when they finally do, they are unsure of the next steps. Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can assess the spine and perform chiropractic adjustments to get your thyroid function back on track.
Chiropractic Care Corrects Thyroid Function
Whether you are experiencing hypo- or hyperthyroidism, rest assured that chiropractic care can aid in improving thyroid function. Like the rest of the body’s systems, the thyroid is controlled by the central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord. When the spine is out of alignment, the vertebrae press on the spinal cord leading to interrupted nerve communication. This leads to a miscommunication in messages from the brain, where the brain cannot send proper messages to other parts of the body. Dr. Ronnie Bolar can adjust the spine, removing misalignments and restoring nerve communication so that the thyroid can once again function as it should.
Others Have Seen Results from Chiropractic Care
Case studies show the effectiveness of chiropractic care for restoring thyroid function. In one case study, a 34-year-old pregnant woman suffered from irritable bowel syndrome accompanied with hypothyroidism. She received two months of consistent chiropractic care which resolved all issues and even allowed her to stop taking medications. Additionally, another case study of a 50-year-old man who relied on synthetic thyroid hormones was able to vastly improve his thyroid function and decrease the amount of synthetic hormones he was taking. As an added bonus, he also improved his posture through spinal alignments and found relief from back and neck pain, improving his quality of life and overall health. If you are in Austell, Clarkdale, Powder Springs, or the surrounding areas and are looking to improve thyroid function, contact chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic to find out more information.
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