What It Is:
Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism. If it malfunctions, your body uses its energy faster or slower than it should. Hypothyroidism—the more common of the two conditions—occurs when your thyroid is too inactive. Hyperthyroidism is the condition resulting from an overactive thyroid gland.
How Chiropractic Can Help:
Hypo or hyperthyroidism is a sign that the production of thyroid hormone is altered. The brain, spinal cord and nerves control the thyroid and the other glands directly related to the production of the thyroid hormones. There is a strong correlation between thyroid disease and the structure and integrity of the spinal column. Chiropractic care specifically addresses the health of the nerves and the lifestyle factors that inhibit the proper production of thyroid hormones.