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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Spasmodic Torticollis

Spasmodic Torticollis - El Paso Chiropractor
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Spasmodic torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, is a medical condition identified when the muscles of the neck involuntarily contract, causing the posture of the head to abnormally twist or turn to it’s side or in some cases, tilt forward or backward. Torticollis is also known to cause muscle spasms or pinched nerves that could result in symptoms of pain and discomfort.

Cervical dysdonia, or spasmodic torticollis, is considered an uncommon disorder that may develop at any age but is most often recognized in middle aged people and in women more than men. The symptoms are known to advance gradually until they reach a stage where the condition stabilizes. A person afflicted by cervical dystonia may experience abnormal head movements towards a single direction or in different directions. Other symptoms include pain that trails from the neck to the shoulders, usually followed by severe headaches.


There is no cure for this condition but the greater part of cervical dystonia treatment methods focus on alleviating the debilitating and impairing symptoms. Strengthening exercises and stretches appropriate to the degree of the condition are effective towards improving posture and relieving the pain and discomfort associated with dystonia in the neck. Certain types of therapy are also known to decrease or stop the muscle spasms caused by the condition. Dr. Alex Jimenez advices that getting an early diagnosis for cervical dystonia is important in order to start treatment as soon as possible.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez 

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