Why would someone with a Thyroid Condition CHOOSE Chiropractic Care?
You must be wondering, why in the world would I need to see a Chiropractor if I have thyroid issues…
First of all, What is a thyroid disorder and better yet what does your thyroid even do?
Your thyroid is located above the Adam’s apple, your thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates, among other things, your body’s temperature, metabolism and heart. WOW!!! The thyroid-that little gland does all that? Yes, it does.
In healthy people, the thyroid makes just the right amounts of two hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones have important actions throughout the body. Most importantly, they regulate many aspects of our metabolism, affecting how many calories we burn how warm we feel, how much we weigh… and our general well being.
IN SHORT, THE THYROID “RUNS” OUR METABOLISM- IT’S LITERALLY THE “GAS PEDAL” OF THE BODY.
In today’s world, people are uneducated as to what a Chiropractor does. Chiropractors are much more than just cracking backs. When it comes to Thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions, Chiropractors are about balancing the nervous system. And the nervous system innervates every cell and tissue in the body. So, there happens to be “interference” with the nerves which innervate the thyroid gland, then this possibly can result in malfunctioning of the thyroid gland.
If your thyroid is under or over active, things can start to go wrong. If it is sluggish, it produces too little TH; amped- up and it produces too much. So, what exactly causes this gland to go erratic? There are a lot of things that can cause it to go haywire.. Such as, an autoimmune attack, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, toxins in the environment and it could even be genetics. Therefore, because the thyroid hormones extend across the body- from brain to bowels- it is difficult to diagnose a thyroid disorder.
If someone has a nervous system that is out of balance, since the nervous system controls the immune system, then this person very well might have an immune system that is out of balance as well. As a result this weakened immune system, the person will be more likely to develop a chronic infection, which in turn can trigger an autoimmune response. Or it could be a nervous system imbalance which could be making the person more susceptible to the effects of stress, which in turn can cause leaky gut, which in turn can cause an autoimmune thyroid condition.
Symptoms that you could be experiencing with a thyroid condition:
- You’re tired, completely exhausted
- Mood Changes/Mood Swings, despression and anxiety
- Your appetite and taste buds have changed
- Your brain feels fuzzy
- Your bowels are unpredictable
- You have dry skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss
- You have pain in your extremities and/or muscles
- You have high blood pressure
- You may be experiencing chills- cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not, body temperature could be consistently below 98.5
- Maybe your neck feels funny
- You’re experiencing sleep issues
- Your hair maybe thinning or falling out
- You have high cholesterol
- You have gained weight, inability to lose weight
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility, low sex drive
- You could be feeling down
Have you currently been on medication for a thyroid condition? Still feeling the same after years of medication? Been to the doctor with any of the following signs and symptoms and still no answers?
Fed up with no ANSWERS…
Dr. Josh Rowden is also fed up!
“It is a disturbing trend that I observe concerning the management of thyroid conditions.. -the disturbing trend: most thyroid sufferers are managed EXACTLY the same! This really bothers me because I understand from my KNOWLEDGE of NEUROLOGY that no two people react the same… especially with the endocrine dysfunction.”
-Dr. Josh Rowden
So… The real question is: Why would you not seek Chiropractic Care?
We can support and manage your thyroid condition naturally and you may not need any medication at all. Don’t get us wrong, OUR OFFICE will NEVER tell you to stop taking your current medications. NWA Health Solutions actually work WITH your PCP to get you feeling better as quickly as possible. How?
We use very specific blood tests, which may include any or all of the following, depending on the individual. Here at NWA Health Solutions, we want to see your blood work, our Doctors want to dig deep into the root of your issue.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)- Usually what a PCP will test for
- Free T3
- Free T4
- Thyroid Antibodies (TGB & TPO)
- Reverse T3
- Total T4
- Free Thyroxine Index (FTI)
- Resin T3 Uptake
- Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP)
- Lipid Panel
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ differential
We also test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (like the thyroid, for instance), so we test for specific thyroid antibodies to determine if YOU suffer from an autoimmune thyroid disease.
We can also check for gluten antibodies, myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.
Additionally we can test your adrenal glads (small glads on top of the kidners)via an Adrenal Stress Index (ASI), as many thyroid sufferers also suffer from adrenal problems.
How does consulting with NWA Health Solutions work?
Every new client we work with begins with a case review and consultation. When you schedule your case review and consultation, we will send you our comprehensive case history and dietary and nutritional questionnaire. This allows us to learn everything about your case and your history.
During the initial consultation we are going to thoroughly discuss your case and talk about the dietary, lifestyle and supplemental changes we can make immediately to make a positive impact on your condition.
We are also going to discuss the specific lab tests that will give us the specific information needed to uncover the causes of your condition.
Then we will make VERY specific lifestyle, nutrition and supplemental changes according to the results of your labs, custom tailored to your EXACT NEEDS.
Usually we will prescribe you a series of diet, lifestyle and supplemental changes and then schedule another consultation in the future. This will allow us to review your progress, review your most recent lab findings and move onto the next phase of care.
We can work together to truly support and manage your condition. Just remember that this takes time and we are going to take the necessary steps to help you reach your goals.
Patients want ANSWERS… -We give them SOLUTIONS!!