What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Also known as CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a name from a group of medical condition, each of which causes extreme fatigue. This condition may worsen due to physical or mental activity, but rest will offer very little (if any) relief from it.
Though, the medical community still does not know what the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is. Some theorize that it is due to a viral infection, while others associate it with psychological stress.
Often, it is associated with Fibromyalgia, and the two conditions sometimes manifest such similar symptoms that one doctor may diagnose a condition as CFS that another has diagnosed as Fibromyalgia.
Though, there are signs you should be aware of in order that may be signs that you suffer from CFS. Adults need to show at least four of these signs for at last six months and children and adolescents for three months, in order for their extreme fatigue to be diagnosed as CFS
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Extreme reduction in activity levels
- Chills and night sweats
- Visual Impairment or eye pain
- Poor Restorative sleep (You wake tired)
- Muscle Pain (Myalgia)
- Joint Pain (Arthralgia)
- Worsening headaches
- Poor memory or concentration
- Vertigo, dizziness, or disequilibrium
- Allergies or sensitivities
- Bloating, stomach pain, constipation, Diarrhea, nausea, and other Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) like symptoms
- Frequent or recurring sore throats
- Tender Lymph Nodes (Cervical or Axillary)
- Brain Fog
- Depression, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or panic attacks
Chronic fatigue syndrome has been demonstrated to be associated with changes in cortisol levels. Cortisol is a key hormone to the function and health of your body. Upper neck misalignments as a result of head and neck injuries are frequently associated with a decrease in cortisol and a dedicated upper cervical corrective procedure designed to restore proper alignment to the upper neck has been positively shown to impact those suffering with chronic fatigue.
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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/