Chronic fatigue affects the entire body and has symptoms such as:
- Muscle weakness
- Widespread pain
- Sleep problems
- Problems with memory
The main complaint of those with chronic fatigue is major fatigue that is not relieved by any amount of rest or sleep. It interferes with a person’s life in a number of ways. Daily activities and relationships with others may suffer greatly.
Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue
Another source of frustration for those with chronic fatigue is trying to get a proper diagnosis. There is no test that will confirm or deny chronic fatigue. Therefore, one must go through a battery of tests to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms. This can be exhausting and expensive. Once diagnosed, the news is not much better as caring for the disease is complicated and difficult. Medications only treat individual symptoms and may come along with a number of unwanted side effects.
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A Natural Option in Edwardsville, Illinois
An area that is seeing success in helping patients cope with the symptoms of chronic fatigue is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. Often, the symptoms associated with this condition have to do with a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. The top two vertebrae have the job of protecting the brainstem. However, if the head or neck has been injured, these bones can easily misalign, putting pressure on the brainstem and causing it to function improperly.
At Upper Cervical Care Edwardsville, we use a gentle technique that does not involve popping or twisting the spine to correct this type of misalignment. This encourages the bones to move back into place naturally. The healing properties of the body then take over and repair the damage done to soft tissue and muscles. Once done, blood flow and communication are restored to the brain and body. This is often all that is needed to see a remission of chronic fatigue symptoms. Many patients have reported a great improvement in symptoms.
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