Chronic Fatigue in Madison, OH
Chronic fatigue may be caused by improper diet and exercise. French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison specializes in nutritional services and chiropractic care that restores range of motion and energy levels for the residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding towns in Ohio.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?
When an individual is diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, it refers to fatigue that does not have any medical cause or obvious reason. Even though an individual can feel more tired and fatigued after exercising or engaging in a mental activity, additional sleep or rest does not actually improve the situation.
The impact of chronic fatigue syndrome can last for days, months or even years. In some cases, an individual will feel fatigued for a period of time, regain energy levels and then repeat the fatigue, which means that the symptoms may come and go over a period of time.
There is no single cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Depending on the situation, the trigger for chronic fatigue can range from illness to stress in an individual’s environment. In many cases, several factors impact the individual and contribute to the fatigue.
Identifying chronic fatigue syndrome requires several tests. Rather than looking for a single infection or problem, chiropractors rule out potential causes of fatigue. Several tests are performed based on the symptoms and the possible medical reasons for the symptoms. When medical causes are ruled out, a doctor determines that an individual has chronic fatigue syndrome. Treatment plans focus on relieving the symptoms for better quality of life.
Symptoms and Signs of Chronic Fatigue
Recognizing the symptoms of chronic fatigue helps determine if it is necessary to seek medical attention. Generally, an individual must feel fatigued and tired for at least six months before chronic fatigue is diagnosed. Additional symptoms include
- Difficulty sleeping
- Aches in the muscles
- Sore throat
- Tender lymph nodes
- Pain in the joints
- Memory problems or memory loss
- Feeling ill after exercising for around 24 hours
At Risk Individuals
The possibility of developing chronic fatigue syndrome is similar among all races and most age groups. Women are impacted more often than men by two to four times, but men can develop chronic fatigue as well.
In general, chronic fatigue syndrome impacts adults between the ages of 40 and 50 more often than other age groups. Teenagers are also at risk of developing chronic fatigue.
Fibromyalgia is a similar condition and sometimes it is the same condition. In the case of fibromyalgia, an individual develops unexplained muscle pain. It can occur in specific areas of the body or throughout the entire body. In some cases, individuals will experience the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia at the same time. Other individuals will only experience one set of symptoms.
Chiropractic Care and Chronic Fatigue
The goal of any treatment plan for chronic fatigue focuses on alleviating some of the symptoms associated with the condition. Chiropractic treatments focus on correcting the nervous system. When the spine is not behaving correctly at the segmental level, it causes health concerns. Since chronic fatigue is often accompanied by other health conditions such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome, correcting the nervous system provides assistance for all of the symptoms that occur.
The human nervous system is the way that messages are sent from the brain to the rest of the body. The brain is protected by the skull and sends messages to the body through the spinal cord. When the spine is out of alignment, it impacts the entire nervous system.
A chiropractor assists with chronic fatigue by realigning the spine and encouraging proper posture. Since an inefficient nervous system will exacerbate chronic fatigue symptoms, improving the way that the system works will improve energy levels and help reduce the symptoms over time. It makes the communication with involuntary systems more effective and ensures that the spine is in the optimal health.
Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of chronic fatigue, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.