Have you noticed changes to your weight, skin, or hair recently? Do you feel tired or weak lately for no apparent reason? Hormones are important in the regulation of our body and those with an over or underactive thyroid may find that their body is not functioning the way it should. Aside from prescription medications and surgery, there are other safe and natural options.
Shipman looks at your body from the inside out and approaches thyroid disorders holistically. A combination of some of our non-invasive services can assist with proper hormone production and regulation, helping patients regain their self-confidence and appropriate energy levels. Learn more about hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and how Shipman Chiropractic specialists work with you to restore proper function.
What Are Thyroid Disorders?
The thyroid is a small gland responsible for the production of important hormones. These hormones work to help regulate the proper functioning of organs in the body. Metabolic processes, body temperature, and the production of use of other chemicals and hormones are all influenced by thyroid hormones.
Hyperthyroidism refers to the overproduction of thyroid hormone. Those with hyperthyroidism can experience a faster than normal heartbeat, weight loss, sweating, and changes to the skin or hair. Serious problems can result if the condition is left untreated, such as heart and bone problems.
On the other hand, hypothyroidism is when the body does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Such patients may contend with weight, skin and hair changes, fatigue, and general weakness. Some autoimmune disorders may result in hypothyroidism.
The Benefits of Thyroid Disorders Treatment
The brain and central nervous system are responsible for regulation of the thyroid. Spinal subluxations or misalignments can cause disruptions in nerve function and interfere with proper communication throughout the body. When a chiropractic adjustment is made, impediments are removed from this internal communication, resulting in optimal health. Patients often see a reduction of symptoms when undergoing chiropractic treatment.
What to Expect from Treatment for Thyroid Disorders
Your chiropractor will perform an initial consultation to learn more about your medical history and specific needs. An individualized treatment program will then be created and implemented with the patient and may incorporate services like therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments. Patients often report a feeling of relaxation and reduced discomfort after a session.
Shipman Chiropractic Works with You
Talk with your chiropractor at Shipman Chiropractic to understand the services available. Call (563) 359-1985 to book your initial evaluation today.