Almost everyone has had the experience of getting home and feeling exhausted after a few long days on little sleep. After a good night of sleep, they wake up feeling refreshed. This is not how people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome feel. For people with chronic fatigue syndrome, it seems that no matter how much sleep they get, they never feel rested. Other symptoms that can be present are muscle or joint pain, headaches, sore throat, and tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit.
Diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome has proven difficult for medical professionals for a number of reasons:
- The illness may not appear outwardly obvious
- There are no specific lab tests or blood work that can be done
- Fatigue and other symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are also symptoms of other illnesses
- Chronic fatigue syndrome has a pattern of remission and relapse.
Because chronic fatigue symptoms can be so challenging to diagnose, treatment options remain limited as well. Treating the symptoms is sometimes necessary, but getting to the root cause of the problem is the only way to get lasting relief.
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How Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help?
In our Laguna Hills upper cervical chiropractic practice, we see many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. These conditions are strongly related to the function of the central nervous system, which controls everything from hormone balance and immune function to blood flow and much more. When we see someone who is suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, that is an indication to us that there is some kind of malfunction of the central nervous system.
The majority of the time, this dysfunction is stemming from a very specific misalignment of the uppermost vertebra in the neck, the atlas. When the atlas misaligns, it can affect the trillions of nerves in that area of the spine that are responsible for normal body function. Once atlas alignment is restored, the signals carried over these nerves can be delivered as they were intended, leading to a reduction of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
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