Some theorize that CFS is brought about by stress; still, others feel it is caused by some type of virus. Often, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are confused, and it is important to note that, while similar, they are not the same. Fibromyalgia is known for muscle pain and stiffness. Chronic fatigue has extreme tiredness as its primary symptom. This is the type of tiredness that does not improve with rest and can actually get worse after physical or mental activity. It is extremely frustrating for those who suffer from it, leaving them feeling desperate to find the right way to cope with this condition.
How a Healthy Spine Can Help with Chronic Fatigue
The brainstem is a vital part of the human body as it is the communication superhighway between the body and the brain. When all goes well, the brainstem keeps the body in good working order. The brainstem is protected by the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If either of these bones moves out of place, it can put pressure on the brainstem causing it no longer to function at its optimum.
It has been noted in various studies that a number of CFS patients have experienced an injury to this region of the body. This could have occurred through an accident, a trip and fall, or any kind of trauma to the head or neck.
At Precision Spinal Care, we use a gentle, pain-free technique that allows the bones to move back into place naturally. We do not force or pop the spine or neck. This method allows the bones to stay in place longer and allows the healing properties of the body take over to repair any damage done. Once corrected, many patients report seeing a significant decrease in chronic fatigue symptoms.