Frustration with being constantly tired is just the tip of the iceberg for one who has to deal with chronic fatigue. Going to sleep an hour earlier or napping in the afternoon isn’t going to fix this kind of tired. Chronic fatigue isn’t just a built up sleep debt—it’s a chronic health disorder.
Unfortunately, there is no blood test to diagnose chronic fatigue. Usually, the process involves ruling out other conditions that can cause the same symptoms. What are some of the common symptoms associated with chronic fatigue?
- Fatigue (both physical and mental) that cannot be resolved by proper rest
- Physical activity increases the tiredness
- Sleep problems
- Widespread pain including headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain
- Cognitive issues (memory and concentration)
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Muscle weakness
- Sore lymph nodes and/or throat
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How to React to Chronic Fatigue
If you are experiencing the above symptoms and have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue, one of the things you want to do is make sure your central nervous system is working optimally. A misalignment of the upper neck, which can easily be caused by an accident or injury, may place pressure on the brainstem. It may also affect the proper flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brain. These factors can contribute to many of the symptoms noted above.
At Read Health Center, we can pinpoint and correct misalignments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This particular area of the spine is crucial to proper nervous system function. We use a gentle and effective technique of upper cervical chiropractic called NUCCA. This is a low force correction with no popping or twisting. As a result, adjustments are long lasting and give the body time to heal from the effects of the subluxation.
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