Are you tired of constantly feeling tired? It's unfortunate that many people avoid going to the doctor if their only complaint is feeling tired all the time. Many people fear their doctor may tell them it is all in their head or simply instruct them to get more sleep. Or, worse yet, they could be prescribed medication to help them sleep or unnecessary anti-anxiety medications. However, this doesn't need to be the case. At Atlas Specific, we know the problem isn’t all in your head, but did you know it may all be in your neck?
That’s right! Chronic fatigue often comes about as a result of past or present neck trauma. Neck trauma, regardless of the cause, can damage the soft tissue around the spine, causing the spine to lock in a stressed position. When this happens, slow degeneration ensues, resulting in a slowing of blood flow as well as cerebrospinal fluid. You may not even be aware of the trauma your upper cervical spine is experiencing, but that trauma can manifest itself as chronic conditions, including fatigue.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes acute, ongoing fatigue that is not caused by other medical conditions or relieved by rest. CFS can negatively affect the quality of a person’s life as well as their state of mind. Though the primary complaint of CFS sufferers is fatigue that is not relieved by rest or sleep, symptoms often go beyond a feeling of being tired and can include:
Muscle pain or weakness
Chemical or odor sensitivity
Fogginess or mental fatigue
Sleep problems or irregular sleep patterns
Short-term memory problems
Although symptoms differ from person to person, the intense fatigue experienced can lead to trouble handling day-to-day activities, reduced quality of life, and even loss of work.
What Causes Chronic Fatigue?
While the actual cause of CFS is unknown, some theories point to viral infections,
genetics, and hormonal imbalances. Another possible culprit is inflammation in the nervous system caused by a malfunctioning immune system. However, one of the more popular theories concerns an often-overlooked misalignment or subluxation in the upper cervical spine, specifically in the atlas and the axis bones.
Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue
For those suffering from chronic fatigue, it can be exhausting to get a proper diagnosis.
There is no single test designed to confirm or deny CFS. Instead, patients must undergo
a battery of tests to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms. Once diagnosed, the news isn’t much better. Medications are often prescribed to treat individual symptoms and may come with several unwanted side effects. But there is a better way.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help With Chronic Fatigue
When discussing the causes of CFS, we discussed the nervous, immune system, and upper cervical spine. While CFS may be difficult for a medical doctor to diagnose, subluxations in the upper cervical spine are easily identified by the Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
Upper Cervical care has been shown to positively affect the nervous system, the immune system, and, indeed, the overall spine. Subluxations in the Atlas and the Axis bones can put undue pressure on the brainstem, which connects the brain and spinal cord. This is a key part of the central nervous system (CNS), and even the most minor misalignment in this region can affect how you feel and how your body functions from head to toe.
By correcting vertebral misalignments, your Upper Cervical Chiropractor can relieve the pressure that can develop on the delicate nerve tissues in the brainstem and upper spinal cord, a pressure on the nerves that experts believe contributes to chronic fatigue symptoms.
Will Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help You?
Dr. Tim can perform a simple pain-free assessment to determine if you have a head and neck misalignment and find out if Upper Cervical Care can help ease your chronic fatigue symptoms.
If Upper Cervical Chiropractic is right for you, you could be a gentle correction away from finding lasting drug-free relief from chronic fatigue. At Atlas Specific, our methods are natural, non-invasive, and pain-free; with us, the only side effect you’ll experience is optimal health!
Contact us today by dropping by the Durango office at 1800 E 3rd Ave #108, calling us at 970 – 259 – 6803, or clicking the link below to schedule a free evaluation.
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