Last time we started talking about thyroid problems and how chiropractic care can help.
And as promised, today you are going to learn what can cause an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism which is the most common thyroid problem.
This information is something every single person needs to know considering the importance of the thyroid gland as it pertains to your health and the fact that hypothyroidism is becoming such a big problem in our society.
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The first thing you need to do is look at the Chart of Effects of Spinal Misalignments found right on our home page.
Notice how the nerve from the C7 level near the top of the spine control your thyroid gland.
When this nerve gets compressed by a subluxation or postural distortion at this level, it will impair the function of your thyroid gland.
In most cases slowing it down (underactive).
The question is … what causes subluxations and postural distortions in this part of your spine? And the answer is neck injuries.
Neck injuries from contact sports, concussive head traumas and whiplash car accidents.
In fact, Dr Arthur Croft who is the director of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego says that these types of traumas definitely cause thyroid problems.
Now you may argue that your thyroid is not at risk because you have never suffered this type of neck injury, but the stresses of everyday life – talking on your phone, sitting at your computer, texting on your cell phone – all cause spinal nerve compression in the very same area!
Next time we are going to discuss exactly what it is you can do to make sure you and every member of your family maintain proper and healthy thyroid function for a life-time.
In the meantime, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or anyone in your family may have, please give me a call.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge, we also offer family appointments and our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433).
Or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found right on our home page.
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