Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Chiropractor Savior You Should Consider


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be a very debilitating ailment and to make things worse, it can often be very hard to diagnose and even harder to effectively treat. Medicinal remedies can provide some relief, but will merely mask the root cause of what is causing chronic fatigue syndrome.

There are some telltale signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), including:

  • Joint pain, that is not swollen or red
  • Increased and exacerbating fatigue and tiredness
  • Memory loss and a struggle to concentrate
  • Unexplained muscle soreness
  • Poor sleep that feels ineffective
  • Headaches and sore throats

It's important not to jump the gun and misdiagnose a simple bout of tiredness for CFS, but when the time comes to seek help for the condition there is one place you can look to outside of traditional medicine.

A chiropractor can offer some potential respite from the debilitating effects of CFS. Chiropractic spinal adjustments can help get to the root cause of CFS; a body constantly correcting itself for a misaligned spine. Such chiropractic aid can help to increase the patient's energy and alleviate pain by properly aligning their spine.

It's not an overnight process, though, and patients will need to work at it over a course of weeks consisting of regular sessions to see continued results. Undergoing these sessions also has the added benefit of rectifying any other posture or spinal issues that you might be having which could even potentially be impacting on the CFS symptoms being experienced.

In fact, there is a raft of other ailments with which your chiropractor can assist, whether sought directly or referred through a general practitioner.

Other spinal issues such as coccydynia, where a pain develops in the spine's tailbone due to an impact injury or prolonged periods sitting down, to sciatica, where nerves are crushed within the spine causing severe pain that can travel down the leg, are repairable by an experienced chiropractor. More mundane situations requiring the aid of a chiropractor can include short- or long-leg discrepancy, where one limb is slightly longer or shorter than the other which causes improper posture, to simple sprains and bruising of crucial joints around the spine of the body.

A general practitioner should almost always be your first port of call for health related queries, but it's important not to rule out other methods of remediation as well. A chiropractic approach can be just the medicine that your body needs.


11 January 2017

Quitting smoking at last

I have tried to quit smoking three times over the last few years, but it never really stuck. My mother just got diagnosed with lung cancer, and it's given me the wakeup call that I have been waiting for. I have quit smoking again, but this time I spoke to my doctor before I started and it's made a lot of difference. He organised some nicotine replacement products and counselling to help me quit for good this time. I have started this blog to let people know how much easier it is to quit when your doctor is helping you.