STUDIES: Thyroid Disorders
note: Case studies summarizing patientsí responses
to care are intended for educational purposes
only and do not imply a guarantee of benefit.
Individual results may vary, depending upon several
factors including age of the patient, severity
of the condition, severity of the spinal injury,
and duration of time the condition has been present.
age 33, Hypothyroid, Asthma, Allergies, Low Back
33-year-old female suffered with hypothyroid,
asthma, allergies, and low back pain. The back
pain resulted from a skiing accident 13 years
prior and a fall down stairs 1 year ago. Her medication
use included synthetic thyroid hormone, 3 types
of asthma inhalers used 4 times/day, plus nasal
sprays for allergies. During her chiropractic
examination, an upper neck injury was discovered.
1 month of care, her asthma, allergies, and low
back pain were completely gone, and her thyroid
regained function. She discontinued all medications
including inhalers and synthroid.
21, Hypothyroid, TMJ, Headaches
21-year-old female suffered from a variety of
health problems since her birth, which required
forceps. Her mother, a massage therapist, massaged
her frequently for back and neck pain due to scoliosis
since birth. Her mother noted that her muscles
along the right side of her spine were always
more contracted in comparison to the left during
massage. Scoliosis was diagnosed by her pediatrician
and elementary school nurse. In addition, she
suffered from daily headaches that radiated from
the right side of her neck up to her right eye.
She also suffered from daily jaw pain on the right,
where the right side of her jaw clicked and popped.
Prior to seeking help from upper cervical care,
a blood test revealed an under-active thyroid
and she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
During her chiropractic examination, scoliosis
was noted and an injury was discovered in this
patient's upper neck region. The upper cervical
injury could have resulted from her forceps birth.
only one month of upper cervical care, all neck
pain, back pain, headaches, and jaw pain were
absent. In addition, a follow-up blood test revealed
normal thyroid levels, so her endocrinologist
did not prescribe thyroid medications.