What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? – Carrollton, TX
Chronic fatigue syndrome is very much what it sounds like: a long-lasting feeling of exhaustion, often coupled with symptoms like memory-loss, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, muscular discomfort, joint pain, moodiness, headaches, fitful sleep and, of course, unexplained exhaustion lasting longer than a day. Though the exact causes are unknown, experts suspect it can be caused by a range of maladies, from mental disorders and hormonal imbalance to infection and immune disorders.
How Is It Treated?
Often, according to the Mayo Clinic, chronic fatigue syndrome requires medical intervention. Medical professionals must rule out other maladies like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, anemia and Epstein Barr. After honing in on CFS, treatment often is prescribed in the way of medications like anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs and pain-relieving antihistamines and anti-inflammatory drugs. That’s not to say there aren’t holistic, natural remedies that can benefit the sufferer, such as herbal or nutritional remedies like niacin, ginseng, L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, magnesium, essential fatty acids and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Other herbal treatments have shown effectiveness in Chinese medicine and the Indian herbal school known as Ayurveda.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center,
people often seek alternative treatments for chronic fatigue. In addition to proper diet and nutritional and herbal supplements, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic care often are sought. Many chiropractors believe that manipulation of the spine can increase energy levels and deaden pain for those suffering from chronic fatigue.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Many seek chiropractic care to combat chronic fatigue because it stresses the importance of helping the body help itself. For instance, a cervical adjustment of the upper neck often is credited with alleviating tension in the nerves of the upper spine. This tension, chiropractors believe, can create an immune imbalance, muscular tension and even organ disturbances. Called vertebral subluxations, these blockages can limit the amount of energy passing via electrical impulses through the spine and into the rest of the body’s nerves. By utilizing a non-invasive regimen of realignment, chiropractors often can improve the effectiveness of a body’s nerve signals.
Another benefit of a chiropractor in treating chronic fatigue is how the practice increases oxygen flow throughout the body’s tissues. That’s why chiropractors often will also suggest correlative activities like exercise, massage, yoga and acupuncture in order to maximize oxygen flow. A chiropractor also will often be trained in how to recommend dietary choices to increase the chances of lessening the effects of chronic fatigue.
At Carrollton Injury Rehab & Chiropractic in Carrollton TX, viable treatment options can be found.
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