Yes, there is hope, and it is centered around recent research that may be the answer to the incapacitating fatigue and other symptoms associated with Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
If you are suffering, you may also be experiencing:
There is much more to chronic fatigue than just being tired. If you are struggling you know that you can’t just sleep off this tiredness and other symptoms and you may feel like it’s taking over your life and there is no hope to be relieved from this extreme exhaustion.
Recent research points to head and neck trauma from your past as a possible cause of CFS. This is due to the fact that after head and neck trauma such as whiplash injuries and concussions, the body’s ability to regulate blood and cerebrospinal fluid in the brain is changed. The flow to, through, and from the brain may be impeded by the lingering effects of these injuries leading to symptoms associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
One recent study took a close look at brain perfusion. This is a measurement of the amount of blood and cerebrospinal fluid that is going into and leaving the brain. The result of the study revealed that people with CFS had reduced brain perfusion compared to those without it. Their brain perfusion was significantly and consistently reduced.
So how can this be corrected and is that enough to help with chronic fatigue symptoms?
A specialized form of chiropractic called NUCCA has seen much success in helping CFS patients find relief and it may be due to the changes in brain perfusion that happen after this unique type of care.
By examining the upper neck for misalignments with specialized x-rays and then correcting them, the pressure is relieved from the brainstem. This allows blood flow to become regulated and has been seen to alleviate the symptoms of chronic fatigue. It has been noted that sleep issues can also be helped by correcting upper neck misalignments. It often only takes a couple of adjustments to start seeing positive results.
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