Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme exhaustion. No amount of sleep or rest can result in better energy levels. A person suffering from chronic fatigue goes to bed tired and wakes up tired, never really feeling refreshed. Everyday tasks can be virtually impossible. Such things as bathing or showering, getting dressed, cutting food, or the simple act of eating can prove to be debilitating. One may feel as if she is walking through deep sand with her arms and legs tied down. Even holding a book to read can be too much.
Often, the answer to fatigue and other health problems is exercise. It can perk a person up and make someone feel much better. This is not the case with chronic fatigue sufferers. Exercise, whether mental or physical, often leaves them feeling even more fatigued than before. So, where can a person turn for answers?
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Why Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help
A study done on a number of patients who were suffering from chronic fatigue revealed that once they got an adjustment from an upper cervical chiropractor, they felt an improvement in their symptoms and their quality of life.
To understand why this works, let’s discuss the anatomy of the upper cervical spine. It is made up of the C1 and C2 vertebrae located at the base of the skull. They are responsible for keeping the head in position. This area of the neck is where the brainstem meets up with the spinal cord. The vertebrae act as protectors of this vital part of the central nervous system. However, if they have become misaligned due to a blow to the head or neck, they can actually stress the brainstem. Pressure exerted here leads to improper signals being sent to and from the brain and body. The can be the underlying cause of chronic fatigue. Once corrected, the body begins to heal itself from the damage done by the misalignment. Often patients see a decrease in the symptoms of chronic fatigue or they may see them go away entirely.
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