For years, those who have suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been searching for a cure. This debilitating condition can make even the simplest tasks seem impossible. Symptoms can vary from person to person, making diagnosis difficult. But now, there may finally be some hope on the horizon. A recent study has shown that our body's mistaken interpretation of certain chemicals found naturally within us may be responsible for creating inflammation in response to CFS. While more research is needed, this could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of this complex condition.
Atlas (c-1)Axis (c-2) Misalignments As An Underlying Contributing Factor to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Many people suffer from depression, and chronic fatigue and basically have just lost their lust for life. Most of these problems can be directly tied back to childhood trauma. Trauma to the upper cervical spine can cause the atlas vertebra to misalign from its normal position thereby causing interference with normal neurological function.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
There are many contributing factors to the development of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. One of the most common stories we hear is that the patient got sick from the flu and never was able to recover. The question is why does one person get sick and recover and another spiral down into the nightmare known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
We believe that CFS is a result of a body that was weakened due to many contributing factors and then the individual falls ill with the flu and then never recover. One of those contributing factors is an upper neck misalignment that lowers the body's functional ability and immunity.
The most common symptom of CFS is fatigue which lasts for six months or more. This fatigue is not relieved by rest and can be made worse by physical or mental activity. Other symptoms may include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Sore throat
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpits
- Unexplained fever
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There's no laboratory test or procedure for chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so doctors must rely on symptoms and eliminate any other illnesses which might cause long-lasting fatigue in their patients when determining whether they have it - but now there may finally be some hope thanks to research coming out this past year about how our body mistakes certain chemicals found naturally within us as threats and creates inflammation response after incorrectly interpreting these substances.
Many people suffer from injuries such as car accidents, ski injuries, sports injuries, and other injuries that damage the structure of the upper cervical spine. We wrote recently about how an upper cervical injury can cause tight suboccipital muscles(muscles at the back of the neck and head) causing tension and irritation to the spinal cord. This irritation weakens the body's ability to function properly and can result in a host of health problems.
Upper Cervical Care is a healthcare procedure whose goal is to correct spinal misalignments at the most critical junction of the spine. Where the head and neck meet. This area of the neck houses the brain stem and associated spinal nerves and cranial nerves. By precisely realigning this vertebra it allows the central nervous system to function optimally.