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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
CFS is a complex disorder and believed to be viral. It presents more in women then men. It is characterized by profound fatigue that lasts six months or longer, that doesn't get better with bed rest and actually can get worse with physical and mental exertion. People with chronic fatigue syndrome often function at a substantially lower level than they did before they developed the condition Evidence seems to suggest that two virus infections are related to this problem. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and also Cytomegalovirus (CMV).People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may also have non-specific symptoms such as: headache, weakness, muscle pain, joint pain.
Chronic fatigue patients often feel they cannot get out of bed, and go out into the world. It steals their energy and they often feel they are falling apart, they cannot manage their daily activities.
From Research Files
Upper cervical management of chronic fatigue syndrome cases and fibro myalgia. Amalu WC. Today's Chiropractic May/June 2000 Pp.76-86.
This is a paper of 23 successive cases (5 male, 18 female from 11 to 76 years of age) of primary fibro myalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome suffering from 2 to 35 years.
Total care visits ranged from 20 to 48. All patients reported maintaining their improvements at 1 to 1 ½ years or more of follow up. After care every patient was able to resume normal activities including full time work.
The author writes "Improvement in symptoms of 92-100% was achieved in both these syndromes subsequent to corrections ... of the occipito-atlanto-axial complex…(neck region) A causal relationship between biomechanical faults in the upper cervical spine,......[it] is suggested as the possible genesis of these two syndromes."
Chiropractic can help
Our clinic has treated many chronic fatigue patients over the years and they have all responded well. It is commonly found in senior high school/college students doing Uni entrance level. However, it does require some patience initially and particularly so if the condition has been longstanding. But, our experience has been that patients do get well. Call our office and talk with us. There is hope.
DISCLAIMER This information is provided for Educational Purposes Only and has NOT been designed to diagnose, treat or cure any health conditions. Please consult a qualified Health Care Professional to diagnose your health conditions and avoid self-diagnosis.