Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapy
Most of us lead very active and busy lives, for this reason it is not uncommon to feel tired every now and again. However, extreme fatigue can be extremely debilitating and cannot be explained by any underlying condition. This illness is referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS.
For some people this will only last a few months but for others this can go on for several years. The exact cause of CFS is largely unknown although there are a wide range of theories on the subject. These span from viral infections to periods of excessive stress. Many CFS sufferers will complain of joint pain and difficulty sleeping. These and many other symptoms can often lead to irritability and moodiness.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Include:
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Lack of Concentration
- Loss of Memory
- Sore Throat or Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Armpit or Neck
- Joint Pain
- Restless Sleep
- Exhaustion that Lasts Over 24 Hours after Physical or Mental Exercise
Typically most patients who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will seek treatment from a general practitioner or specialist rather than a chiropractor. What makes chronic fatigue syndrome a tricky condition to diagnosis is that there is no test that will give you a definitive answer one way or another. Once other potential health problems have been ruled out however, it’s time to look for ways to bring back energy and keep symptoms at bay.
Aligning the Spine Leads to Energy Conservation
Often patients naturally see an increase in their energy once their bodies begin to be properly aligned. Any misalignment can cause the body and it’s necessary systems to not function at their peak. When this happens, we experience a whole variety of issues ranging from back and neck pain to fatigue. This is one reason that patients suffering from CFS often find some relief during regular chiropractic adjustments.
Nutritional Counseling for Increased Energy
Dr. Eric Balcavage DC, CNS, BCIM, CFMP is a certified nutrition specialist and a certified functional medicine practitioner. A proper nutritional counseling session with Dr. Balcavage can lead to overall increased energy, regained focus and decreased anxiety or depression. If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome it is important to visit our clinic to get a full diagnosis. Our clinic has treated many patients with CFS and can help get you back to optimal health and vitality.
I have hypothyroidism and my medication was increased because my test numbers increased, I can’t lose weight, feel tired and have no energy. My body ached and I just didn’t feel well. I wanted to try a different approach than my primary doctor’s protocol to feeling better and finding out why I felt this way. I have been seeing Dr. Balcavage for 5 weeks now and doing the anti-inflammatory diet, etc. I definitely feel better, have more energy, not as tired, and am sleeping better. I even feel more focused. I would recommend Dr. B to people who are interested in a more natural approach to whatever health issues they may be having. He is thorough and orders a number of different tests to help determine what might be causing your issues after extensive discussions and questionnaires are completed. He looks at the body as a whole not just one area.