About one million people in the United States experience chronic fatigue symptoms that interfere with their everyday lives. Chronic fatigue symptoms can affect a person’s body in various ways, making it difficult for the person to go about their regular daily activities.
Women have a higher rate of being diagnosed with chronic fatigue along with commonly affecting adults between the ages of 40 to 60 years old. Even though it is more common for those in that age range to experience chronic fatigue symptoms, chronic fatigue can affect anyone no matter their age.
What is Chronic Fatigue Symptoms?
Those with chronic fatigue may experience the following symptoms:
- Poor memory
- Slower body reactions
- Muscle pain
- Swollen glands in the neck or underarm area
- Unable to concentrate
- Sore throat
- Trouble sleeping
- Pain in several joints without swelling or redness
- Feeling sick after strenuous activity or exercise
After reading through the list of chronic fatigue symptoms, it is no wonder how chronic fatigue can easily affect your daily life. Chronic fatigue symptoms can alter your mood and how your body feels throughout the day.
How Does Chronic Fatigue Affect My Health?
Because your body is unable to fully relax or reset during rest, your body and mind functions can be affected. Your reactions and even bodily functions can suffer from having chronic fatigue.
There is a link between disruptions of the immune system and chronic fatigue, meaning your body can become more vulnerable to infection or even worsen or prolong illnesses.
No matter how much rest a person may get, if you suffer from chronic fatigue no amount of rest will allow your body to feel refreshed.
Can Chronic Fatigue Symptoms be Treated Naturally?
While medication could alter your body’s response to symptoms or mask them completely, medication is no way to improve or fix the underlying cause of your chronic fatigue symptoms.
Since there is a link between disturbances in the immune system and chronic fatigue, it would make sense to see if your immune system is functioning properly or being disrupted.
Upper cervical specialists can help see if there is a vertebra causing your immune system to not function properly. Upper cervical specialists focus on the top two bones of your spine that protect the powerhouse of your immune system: your brain stem.
The brain stem is the bridge of communication between your brain and your body and, if harmed, can misinterpret signals being transferred back and forth or even stop certain signals altogether.
How does this happen? When one or both of your upper cervical vertebrae move out of alignment, they can press up against your brain stem causing an error in the brain to body communication.
The goal of the upper cervical specialist is to remove any interference being placed on the brain stem to ensure your brain to body communication can return to normal so your immune system can continue to work properly.
How Does Upper Cervical Adjustments Work for Chronic Fatigue?
Symptoms happen for a reason: our bodies are trying to tell us something is wrong. When the problem cannot be corrected – the symptoms persist.
Most medicines focus on relieving patients from the discomfort of their symptoms without going after the main issue causing them. The body is able to fight off sickness and repair itself after injury thanks to its natural ability to send brain to body signals to inform what the body needs in order to heal.
When the bridge of communication, the brain stem, is injured, signals are not as accurate or clear. This causes the body’s healing process to slow down and weaken.
The immune system helps your body rest when it needs to and allows you to feel rested after the sleep it needs. However, a disruption in communication can change your mood, the way your body feels with or without rest, and even cause your a false sense of pain.
An upper cervical adjustment works by correcting any misalignment that is placing pressure on your brain stem. As soon as the misalignment is corrected, the pressure is removed from the brain stem which allows your brain to body communicate to work properly again.
This lets your body begin its healing and repairing process and correcting the way it sends and responds to signals if they were inaccurate.
Unlike general chiropractic, upper cervical adjustments are very gentle, precise motions made to realign the most important part of your spine – the upper cervical spine. There is no cracking or popping involved and adjustments are safe for any age.
Because upper cervical adjustments help remove interference from the brain stem, patients who have had chronic fatigue symptoms have seen an improvement in as little as one adjustment.
This is because upper cervical adjustments help heal your body from the inside out instead of altering how the body should react or feel. If you or a loved one is experiencing chronic fatigue symptoms, it may be because of a disturbance causing your immune system to not function as it should.
Upper cervical specialists will only adjust when needed with a goal to make a few adjustments as possible until your body becomes strong enough to hold the correct alignment on its own.
If you are looking for a natural way to find relief from chronic fatigue symptoms, upper cervical adjustments may help you target the underlying cause.