Have you ever encountered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? If you have, you might be wondering what it is and how different it is from simple fatigue. Some say that this is even one of the neck’s C1 and C2 vertebrae misalignment symptoms. Understanding what this condition is will help you deal with it better.
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Let us delve into each of the three levels: fatigue, chronic fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
When you deplete your body’s energy bank at the end of a rather busy day, you probably feel worn out. This is what fatigue is. Most likely, the effects will linger the next day. Maybe this is why you started your day thinking you might need more than your usual serving of coffee.
Don’t worry too much about this. If your fatigue came about as a result of a packed schedule, then you will most likely be back to your old, energetic self in a day or two.
However, if it is due to an infection like flu, then you might want to take it easy in the next few days until your energy levels are back to normal.
When you feel exhausted or lethargic for months on end, you likely have chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is a known symptom of many medical ailments, including these:
This disrupts sleep to such an extent that a person is no longer able to get full rest. That is when chronic fatigue sets in. These conditions can make the situation worse:
If your chronic fatigue lasts longer than half a year, and any exact medical condition does not bring it about, then you presumably have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A person diagnosed with this condition does not look ill, so make sure to check with a medical expert who can confirm this.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis is another term for chronic fatigue syndrome. It is an overpowering condition that can affect multiple functions, ultimately leading the body to shut down.
Some medical experts need a minimum of four CFS symptoms before confirming their diagnosis. These are some of the signs that health professionals look out for:
Finding the root cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is challenging. Medical professionals believe these are some of the likely triggers:
Given that chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose, one thing is sure, though. This is a debilitating, progressive condition that can affect anyone. Someone with CFS may feel unable to complete basic tasks. This can make the person feel depressed and even isolated.
Some doctors believe that there is no known cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. At best, healthcare professionals suggest the following to manage the symptoms:
It is essential to understand that when spinal bones and discs are displaced, they can lead to the following:
Although not a complete list, any of these can have adverse repercussions.
There are licensed chiropractic professionals who can assess a person’s neck and spine to determine any alignment issues. With the latest technologies and approaches, upper cervical chiropractors can correct neck and spinal alignment.
Once the bones and discs are correctly aligned, the restored pathways allow the blood to flow smoothly, followed by the release of any pressure, then the proper transmission of signals. This can help restore the body’s functions.
Get in touch with an upper cervical chiropractor now. The Upper Cervical Awareness directory lists the names and contact information of chiropractic professionals in almost every state. Your first session can confirm if you will benefit from upper cervical adjustments that may lead to possible relief from chronic fatigue syndrome.
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