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Thyroid Disorder Response at Our Inver Grove Heights Chiropractic Clinic

You could easily go your life without ever even thinking about that small gland around your throat known as the thyroid -- until that unassuming gland starts to malfunction. Thyroid disorders can cause your metabolism to go haywire, leaving you with any number of distressing symptoms and health-threatening problems. But while chiropractic care can't make your thyroid disorder magically go away, our Inver Grove Heights chiropractic clinic can provide invaluable diagnostic and supportive care to help you get the most out of your medical thyroid treatment program.

Woman with Thyroid Disorder needs chiropractic care.

Thyroid Health and Common Problems

Your thyroid performs some crucial function in regulating your body's internal processes, especially its metabolic functions. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland issue chemical instructions to the thyroid to produce two essential hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) out of the nutrient iodine. It does this by making specific amounts of a triggering substance called thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH.

The balance between your T3 and T4 levels govern your metabolism right down to the cellular level, controlling everything from heart rate to digestive function. When something goes wrong with this process, you can get into a lot of trouble very quickly. Common thyroid problems and symptoms include:

  • Hypothyroidism - When your thyroid is underperforming, you may experience coldness, fatigue, aches, depression, constipation and "brain fog."
  • Hyperthyroidism - When your thyroid is pumping out too much thyroid hormone, you may experience a quickening of bowel function, rapid heart rate, fatigue, heat intolerance, sweating and weight loss.
  • Goiter - Goiter is an unsightly enlargement of the thyroid often associated with insufficient iodine in the diet.
  • Thyroid nodules - Thyroid nodules can cause throat pain and breathing obstruction as well as hypothyroid or hyperthyroid symptoms.
  • Thyroid cancer - Some thyroid nodules can turn out to be thyroid cancer, which fortunately is highly treatable.

The Value of Chiropractic Care at Cahill Back & Neck Care Centers

The primary treatment for thyroid disorders is medication (although thyroid cancer may also require surgery or radiation). We don't claim to cure thyroid diseases at Cahill Back & Neck Care Centers -- but our services often prove invaluable nonetheless. For instance, some patients who experience musculoskeletal aches and pains also have hypothyroidism without realizing it.

Our diagnostic tests can reveal a thyroid disorder that you might otherwise never have gotten treated. (Meanwhile, we can work to minimize those nagging discomforts.)

It's worth noting that a healthy spinal alignment promotes healthy nerve function -- which in turn allows all your physical systems to perform better. This means that your thyroid treatment may prove that much easier and more successful if you're also undergoing chiropractic care to support your overall health and wellness. 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor

Call our Inver Grove Heights chiropractic clinic at {POHNE} to schedule a consultation. We can work with your doctor to help you get the most out of your thyroid treatment!

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