What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long term feeling of tiredness that is not alleviated by rest. Over time left untreated, it can interfere with the activities of daily living.

 

The United States Centers for Disease Control identifies the following as the main symptoms:21

  1. Significantly lowered ability to participate in activities that were routine before the onset of the condition, and persisting more than six months
  2. Physical or mental activity causes worsening symptoms that would not have been problematic before the onset of the of the condition
  3. Sleep problems

 

Who get chronic fatigue syndrome?

CFS is the most commonly affects individual between the age of 40-60 years old. There is a higher occurrence in women than men. Though I can happen to anyone.

 

What causes it?

It is unknown what causes chronic fatigue. But a number of factors are usually present in individuals with this condition such as personal and family history.

 

Upper Cervical Treatment for chronic fatigue

 

Most people with CFS have tried many different types of treatment such as stress management, medication, and psychological therapy. These treatments often have mixed results. Fortunately, the body has its own innate intelligence that can make changes in the body and health itself.

 

Upper Cervical Chiropractic can be beneficial to CFS sufferers. As the source of this ailment is often times due to a dysfunction in the nervous system.  Whenever the body experiences trauma, particularly to the spinal cord, it can interfere with the nervous system. When the nervous system is not working correctly, it can make the body more susceptible to illness.

 

Upper Cervical doctors seek to remove the nerve interference that prevents the body from operating optimally. The region consisting of the Atlas and Axis (first two bones of the neck) are of great importance because it affects the control of the entire body. When they are out of alignment, the joints of the upper neck can become locked and irritate the nervous system. Upper cervical chiropractors can analyze the misalignment through a digital imaging allowing for a  precise, gentle adjustment is made to the patient.

 

By correcting the misalignment of the spine, the body’s own natural healing ability can be restored and bring relief. If you or someone you know could use help with this condition, please call and schedule appoint with our office by calling (626) 403-3000.

 

Sources

  1. “Symptoms Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)”www.cdc.gov. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
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