The 52-year-old female in this study had hypothyroidism and was taking medication to manage it. She also suffered from pain, numbness and tingling of the neck, upper back, mid back, pain in both knees and hips for several years. Her symptoms were getting worse.
The chiropractor examined her and found tight muscles and structural shifts in her neck, upper back, mid back, low back, and pelvis. Range of motion and x-rays confirmed the findings. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.
Following chiropractic care, she experienced marked improvement in her symptoms. Her hypothyroidism resolved and she no longer needed thyroid medication.
The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population.
Reversal of Hypothyroidism Symptoms in a 52-Year-Old Female Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Caitlin Reimer, DC. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume, 2019.