- Muscle pain
- Brain fog
The Cervical SpineThe nerves connected to the thyroid gland can be traced down the spine to the last neck/cervical vertebrae, which is C7. A chiropractor will examine this region when individuals complain of fatigue, brain fog, or moodiness. Subluxation, translation, or disc deterioration at C7 could mean that the nerve signals and blood circulation to the thyroid are limited, interrupted, or completely blocked.
Linking cervical spine dysfunction to thyroid dysfunctionSpinal subluxations are not the full cause of thyroid dysfunction. A single vertebra might not show signs of movement, which means a chiropractor could have to look further into the spine. A chiropractic examination will search for problems that correlate with thyroid issues. For example, individuals with a cervical dysfunction could experience general nerve issues in this area. It could be a contributor to nerve signals not being delivered to the thyroid gland. Diagnosis of a root condition that has secondary effects on the gland is another way to qualify a thyroid condition.
Medical HistoryQuestions that will be asked by a chiropractor during an exam could consist of:
- Is there a family history of hyper/hypothyroidism?
- Is the individual under intense stress from work, home, etc?
- Are there other symptoms that could be associated with thyroid dysfunction?
Cervical Misalignment TreatmentCombining the evidence of:
- Blocked nerves
- Cervical spine dysfunction
- Re-opening pinched pathways
- Restored blood flow to the region
- Helping nerve signals fire transmit properly