Rediscover Your Life Force With Chiropractic
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Are you experiencing extreme exhaustion that worsens with physical or mental activity? Fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest? These are characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome, along with insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, and muscle and joint aches and pains. While experts do not know a definitive cause, many of these symptoms can result from immune system deficiency. Chiropractic care and energy work can help.
Relief From Chronic Fatigue
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief. Many patients have found therapeutic massage or targeted chiropractic adjustments to be helpful in relieving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. At Inspire Me, we partner with each patient to create a wellness plan that will help them manage their unique symptoms and maintain as active a lifestyle as possible.
How Adjustments Work
Chiropractic care can help correct vertebral subluxations, realign joints, and improve body functions. Since your central nervous system connects to your spine, chiropractic adjustments can reopen energy pathways to the injured (or aching) parts of your body. In other words, it heals a broken bridge between your “physical body” and your “energy body” and restores harmony to your “body-mind” connection.
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Do I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterized by extreme fatigue or exhaustion that may worsen with physical or mental activity. This fatigue disorder does not improve with rest. In fact, normal physical activity, such as an aerobic workout can leave you feeling exhausted for days.
Experts have not found a definitive cause, however it’s possible that chronic fatigue syndrome can be triggered by a viral infection, stress or a combination of other seemingly unrelated factors.
Chronic fatigue can begin with a sudden onset. Many patients can often identify when symptoms first began, providing specific dates or even a precise hour.
Chronic fatigue syndrome has several signs and symptoms:
Enlarged Lymph Nodes
Crimson Crescent Pattern
and a cobblestone-like pattern on the throat.
Unexplained Muscle Pain
Low Grade Fever
Canker Sores In Mouth
Change in frequency or onset of new allergies to food or environment.
Varying Headache Patterns
for more than 24 hours.
Chronic Fatigue Relief
If you are experiencing frequent, unexplained moderate-to-severe fatigue, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis. A person may have multiple things going on at the cellular level, so it is important to see your doctor at the onset of any symptoms.
Before you begin treatment for chronic fatigue, we must take a good history and rule out serious illnesses ranging from cancer to anemia. Lifestyle problems and depression may also contribute to low energy levels.
Your East Cobb chiropractor may suggest changes in nutrition and lifestyle to enhance the effects of chiropractic care and therapeutic massage therapy. Depending on your condition, a restricted hypoglycemic diet along with high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium (which stimulates the mitochondria), and malic acid (another anti-inflammatory) may improve your fatigue symptoms.
Proper spinal alignment is essential to a healthy recovery. When your spine is aligned, your body is able to move more freely and heal itself! By slowly increasing your level of activity and adjusting your diet (when needed), you may be able to regain a normal, active lifestyle.
How Adjustments Work
Chiropractic care can help improve your response to chronic fatigue syndrome by correcting vertebral subluxations and restoring proper alignment in your joints. This conserves your energy and reduces the load on your joints while improving body functions and the oxygen exchange in your tissues.
Chiropractic adjustments can also increase immune system function, which may help normalize a compromised immune system associated with CFS. Ask your chiropractor for advice if you think you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome.
Together we will create a treatment plan that works for you. Your care plan may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, nutrition support, and massage therapy.