What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a condition that makes you feel so tired that you can’t do all of your normal, daily activities. There are other symptoms too, but being very tired is the main one. Some people have severe fatigue and other symptoms for many years. The symptoms may actually worsen with physical or mental activity, and usually affects two to four times more females than males.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- photophobia (eye sensitivity to light)
- tender lymph nodes
- fatigue and weakness
- muscle and joint pain
- inability to concentrate
- ability to remember exact onset of illness
- mood swings
- low-grade fever
To make it even more complicated, different patients with chronic fatigue syndrome can have different symptoms. And the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome often mimic those of other health conditions, like mono, Lyme disease, or depression. As if that’s not hard enough, symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can vary over time, even in the same individual.
Generally though, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome experience all-day exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating.
In order to have an official diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, medical doctors want someone to have symptoms for at least six months. Unfortunately, the longer someone waits, oftentimes the worse the symptoms become and the syndrome can take a stronghold. Someone doesn’t have to wait six months just to receive help.
Treatment with a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA
An individual with chronic fatigue syndrome certainly lacks energy. The nervous system is responsible for providing energy in the body. It does so by sending messages from the brain, down the spinal cord and to all parts of the body. If the vertebra surrounding the spinal cord becomes misaligned, it can pinch or irritate the nerves. When this happens, the individual will most likely experience fatigue and exhaustion, both physically and mentally. As chiropractors in Augusta GA experienced with creating customized treatments specifically for chronic fatigue syndrome, we have successfully helped patients with their fatigue and lack of energy.
As experienced chiropractors, we are specialists of the spine and nervous system. Dysfunction in the nervous system typically begins in the spine. By making sure the spine and nervous system are functioning properly, chiropractors can oftentimes correct the underlying cause of chronic fatigue syndrome by making sure the nervous system is functioning optimally and nerves are transmitting their proper energy.
In addition, our completely customized treatments allows for the spine to be more aligned. In doing so, the body conserves energy as it lessens the load that joints have to carry. This can improve fatigue. Also, through chiropractic care, the immune system is boosted. A weakened immune system can lead to fatigue.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can be discouraging to deal with, but it is certainly treatable with our specialized treatments. As one of the few Augusta GA Chiropractors that are able to provide treatments that combine with FDA approved cold laser therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out if your condition would be a candidate for our customized treatments.
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
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