Chronic Fatigue Treatment From Our Greenwood Village Chiropractor
Anyone can feel tired from time to time due to emotional or physical stress, overexertion, illness, a sleep disorder, or even for no obvious reason at
all. But chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) involves a great deal more than just feeling tired. This complicated, confusing syndrome (which may afflict up to 4 million Americans) can cause a host of uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms while making you incapable of tolerating any level of
systemic exertion. But even when the underlying cause is not entirely clear, you can still be helped through natural, non-pharmaceutical treatment methods. Our Greenwood Village chiropractor at Pinto Chiropractic can administer chiropractic adjustments and other safe, gentle forms of care to help your body respond to stress and exertion more normally, greatly improving your quality of life in the process.
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Causes and Symptoms
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS, may also be referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), or ME/CFS. Its precise origins can be hard to diagnose and may vary from person to person — although women are 3 to 5 times more likely to suffer from it than men. It may afflict individuals due to a combination of stress, viral infections, dietary issues (including food allergies or sensitivities) and other factors. The syndrome appears to impair the body’s ability to metabolize proteins and enzymes for use as energy.
The most obvious sign of CFS is an ongoing feeling of general fatigue that last at least 6 months — even when you’re keeping to your normal sleep, dietary, and activity routines. But CFS can cause a variety of symptoms above and beyond extended feelings of fatigue. These symptoms typically include:
- Unusual exhaustion after any significant exertion (a feeling which can last for up to a day following the exertion)
- Enlarged lymph notes
- Joint or muscle pain that can’t be attributed to other causes
- Poor sleep quality
- Concentration or memory problems
- Sore throat
- Oral canker sores
- Mild fever
Chronic fatigue syndrome can make even everyday tasks impossible to cope with. You may find yourself unable to work, play sports, run errands, or take care of all the countless details of daily life. That’s when you need to find a treatment plan that can ease your symptoms and restore your body’s ability to energize itself.
How Chiropractors Treat CFS
Chiropractors treat CFS both by treating musculoskeletal discomfort and by correcting alignment errors that interfere with optimal nerve function. This approach allows us to treat both your symptoms and their underlying causes at the same time. Our chiropractor will begin with a detailed medical examination in which we discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, diet and other potential CFS triggers. A spinal evaluation can reveal the presence of alignment errors that may be affecting your nervous system, while a thermal scan can show us whether nerve stress is causing temperature variations and potential organ dysfunction.
Since so many different factors can play into your CFS causes and symptoms, Pinto Chiropractic employs a multi-modal, holistic treatment strategy to attend to all of these different influences and complications. Chiropractic adjustments can help your nervous system communicate with your organs, immune system, and endocrine system more efficiently, giving your body a chance to metabolize energy and govern other systemic operations properly. These adjustments can also ease the joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, insomnia, and cognitive problems that accompany CFS.
Lifestyle adjustments can be just as crucial to your management of chronic fatigue syndrome as chiropractic adjustments. We can offer advice for healthier eating, sleeping, and working habits that can help you place fewer burdens on your body. Specific recommendations may include:
- Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, and heavy meals
- Seeking help for depression, which is often intertwined with CFS
- Taking up habits or practices that calm the mind and ease stress, such as meditation
- Eating foods rich in iron and Vitamin C during menstrual periods
Our Treatment Methods Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered
Chronic fatigue doesn’t have to rule your life. The all-natural therapeutic methods offered at Pinto Chiropractic in Greenwood Village could be just what the doctor ordered to restore you to health!
Call us at 1 (720)-485-6894 to schedule an initial evaluation and ask us about a personalized treatment plan with our Greenwood Village Chiropractor, Dr. Pinto!
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