Can Thyroid Problems Lead to Migraines?

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If you have been experiencing headaches, we'd like to encourage you to explore the possibility that a thyroid issue may be the cause. The thyroid gland is a very important organ in your body, as it produces hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, body temperature, and more. When there are problems with your thyroid gland or its function, certain symptoms and conditions arise – like migraine.

Migraines are a common, painful condition. They can be debilitating, causing nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and extreme sensitivity to smells and tastes. The pain can last anywhere from an hour to a week or more—and it's not fun! 

In this article, we'll discuss how thyroid problems can trigger migraines and how to manage them with the help of upper cervical chiropractic so that your headaches don't take over your life.


The Link between Thyroid Problems and Migraine

But how can thyroid problems cause migraines? If you've been diagnosed with any thyroid disorder like hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) or hypothyroidism (not enough thyroid hormone), you may also be dealing with headaches.Thyroid disease can be difficult for many people because it doesn’t always present symptoms in the same way or in the same place on everyone's body (or even within one person over time). This means that some people can feel their thyroid swelling or enlarge under their jawbone, while others won't notice any changes until they see their doctor and get tested for this organ dysfunction. If you feel any soreness or swelling symptoms on your neck or under your jaw, it could be that a thyroid disorder is contributing to your migraines and causing them to worsen over time.Why would this happen? Well, here's how it works: migraines are thought to be related to an imbalance in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters—specifically serotonin and norepinephrine (NE). These two neurotransmitters are released by nerve cells in the brainstem during a migraine attack. The release of NE leads to spasms within blood vessels in your brain—which is why you experience throbbing pain when you have a migraine.Thyroid hormone helps regulate the levels of these two neurotransmitters in your body—and if there's not enough of it, then your brain may not have enough serotonin or NE available for use during times when they're needed most. Over time, it could only deplete more, making your migraines worse than the last. That's why it’s so important for you to receive proper treatment from an upper cervical chiropractor to help you manage these chronic pain issues. thyroid, upper cervical

How Upper Cervical Care Can Help?

To fully address thyroid-induced migraines, it will be best to manage the thyroid problem first.Many people are unfamiliar with upper cervical chiropractic care and what it can do for them.The first thing to grasp on is that the spine plays an important role in the health of your body. The nerves that control the different parts of your body (including your thyroid gland) pass through the spine on their way to those areas. If there is an injury or misalignment in your spine, then those nerves will not function properly, which can lead to problems with other parts of your body. For example, if someone has hypothyroidism (also known as underactive thyroid), then it could be caused by nerve damage in their neck region from an injury that happened years ago—even though they did not know about it until now! Upper cervical chiropractors are trained in how to detect these types of problems in the neck area so they can correct them before they cause long-term damage or symptoms like chronic migraine.You can learn more about your condition at how chiropractic care can help you at the Upper Cervical Awareness website. You can also make use of their Find-a-Doctor tool to get details of a credited upper cervical chiropractor near you!


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