Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) find themselves in a state of daily physical and emotional exhaustion that no amount of bed rest can cure. Fatigue is a warning signal within the body. Experiencing fatigue is an indicator that something is wrong. This may be a physical, lifestyle, or health related cause. Unfortunately, we’re not always so in tune with our bodies as to notice that our fatigue level is unusually high, or that it isn’t normal to be so fatigued all the time. When you’re repeatedly fatigued, day in and day out, it’s time to evaluate what in your life may be causing it.
Each patient’s experience with CFS is slightly different, but common symptoms generally include:
- Mental and physical exhaustion
- Swollen lymph nodes and sore throat
- Difficulty thinking and concentrating
- Aching joints and muscles
- Headache pain
- Malaise following any kind of exertion
The first step is determining possible reasons why you may be feeling so fatigued. Chiropractors have a number of techniques up their sleeves to deal with these specific health needs. The nervous system is responsible for providing daily energy by delivering impulses that travel from the brain, down the spinal cord, and which then branch out to all points of the body through a network of nerves. The spinal column is designed to protect the spinal cord but sometimes a vertebra can become misaligned and pinch the nerves, blocking their energy impulses. The result can be physical and mental fatigue. Chiropractors call these spinal misalignments “vertebral subluxations.” The doctors of Natural Balance Wellness Center also take into consideration any affecting nutritional allergies, lifestyle changes, nutritional deficiencies, or possible hormonal/adrenal complications as well.
Every case of fatigue can be different. Being said, successful treatments for fatigue can vary from only chiropractic adjustments to receiving chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and a specific diet plan. The main components to care used in our office include:
- Improving diet and nutrition
- Practice stress reduction techniques
- Purification programs to detox your body of heavy metals, allergens, toxins, and sugars.
- Get adequate sleep
- Receiving chiropractic care
- Acupuncture sessions
- Exercise programs or stretching techniques.
Chiropractors are well-trained in balancing the body and optimizing the body’s natural systems so that they work properly, efficiently, and in harmony with all the other systems. Even minor changes can make a major difference in improving a person’s quality of life.