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Anne-Marie Campbell, D.C. & Kathleen Delander, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 26, 2017 ~ Pages 209-220


Objective: To report on the case of a 34 year old female with secondary hypothyroidism and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experiencing improvement following chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 34-year-old female presented to a chiropractic office complaining of low back, hip, and upper back pain. She also reported that she was medically diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and secondary hypothyroidism. 

Intervention and Outcome: 
Rolling paraspinal thermography was used to localize and quantify Dysautonomia secondary to subluxation. Torque Release Technique (TRT) was utilized to address areas of vertebral subluxation. After two months of care, the patient reported improvement in thyroid function determined by a thyroid function test and she was able to stop her medication. Additionally, the patient reported improvement in her irritable bowel syndrome, low back, hip and upper back pain.

Conclusion: This case study provides supporting evidence that chiropractic care may contribute to improvement in overall thyroid and gastrointestinal function. Additional research is advised to explore the benefits of chiropractic management in patients with hypothyroidism, IBS and dysautonomia.

Key Words: Chiropractic, subluxation, vertebral subluxation, Torque Release Technique, TRT, hypothyroidism, secondary hypothyroidism, adjustment, irritable bowel syndrome, dysautonomia

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