Individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) experience profound exhaustion that is not alleviated with bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Researchers have yet to determine what causes CFS, and there are no tests available to diagnose CFS.
Chiropractic Care Alleviates Chronic Fatigue
A patient must show symptoms for a minimum of six months before a medical doctor can confirm a diagnosis of CFS. During this time, the ailment can take hold and become rooted. Once diagnosed, medication may be prescribed to mask symptoms. At this time, there is no medical treatment for the fundamental source of CFS.
No one should have to suffer for six months prior to receiving care for their aliment. Chiropractic Doctors specialize in the spine and nervous system, knowing that neurological dysfunction generally begins in the spine. Realignments of the spine known as adjustments are a non-invasive treatment, not involving medication. Chiropractors work to correct the underlying cause of CFS, reopening the energy pathways within patients’ nervous system.
Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
Each person’s experience with CFS is to some extent different, however common symptoms largely include:
- Mental and physical exhaustion
- Tender and/or swollen lymph nodes in the neck or armpit
- A sore throat that is frequent or recurring
- Trouble thinking and concentrating
- Painful joints and muscles
- Headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity
- Sickness following any sort of exertion
CFS patients have also reported individualized symptoms which include light sensitivity, muscle weakness and night sweats.
Spinal Subluxations May Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Impulses from the brain are supplied via the nervous system. The impulses from the brain are then distributed to the spinal cord, extending throughout the body within a dense network of nerves. When individuals experience physical and mental fatigue it is generally found that the vertebre have become misaligned and nerves are pinched, blocking their energy impulses. Chiropractors refer to this as spinal subluxations.