Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that is not as straightforward as other illnesses. The symptoms can often mimic other conditions, including some that are quite serious, so they must all be ruled out before a diagnosis of CFS can be determined.
This is usually not a quick process so the patient is left dealing with troubling and often debilitating symptoms and no real answers – sometimes for months or even years. By the time a patient receives a diagnosis of CFS they are usually exhausted both physically and emotionally.
Symptoms of CFS include:
Complications that can come from CFS include depression, increased absence from work, lifestyle restrictions, inability to carry out normal daily activities like caring for children, housekeeping, or spousal functions. It can cause significant social isolation and loneliness.Chiropractic for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Many people have found that chiropractic for CFS helps reduce the pain that accompanies the condition as well as increases injury in some patients. The chiropractor uses spinal manipulation to treat the CFS patient, helping with many of the symptoms that are associated with the condition without invasive treatments or medication.
Many CFS patients report more energy, less pain or no pain, greater flexibility, increased mobility, and reduced inflammation of joints after just a few chiropractic adjustments. Often it will be recommended that the patient attend several sessions a week for spinal adjustments and counseling on supplements and diet. All of these treatments work together to relieve the symptoms, strengthen the immune system, and help the patient feel more in control of their body and their condition.