Chronic fatigue syndrome, characterized by extreme levels of fatigue that are not made better with rest, is a debilitating disorder. Because many other illnesses can produce similar symptoms, people with chronic fatigue syndrome frequently go through many months or longer of testing to eliminate any other possibilities before finally receiving their diagnosis.
The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are not well understood. Many theories have been proposed, including stress (either physical or psychological), viral infection, or a combination of many other factors. No matter how you break it down, though, chronic fatigue syndrome is extremely difficult to manage. Approaches to treatment are usually focused on symptomatic relief. This may be good for the short-term, but what about a lasting solution?
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The Connection Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Spine
When the top bone in your neck is out of normal alignment, it creates tension in your spinal cord. If you think of your spinal cord and nerves as wires over which important messages are sent between your brain and body, it’s easy to imagine what would happen if those wires were obstructed in some way. The messages would come through distorted. This can potentially lead to chronic conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome as well as fibromyalgia.
Dr. Laurel Griffin specializes in ensuring that the uppermost vertebrae in the neck, your atlas (C1) and axis (C2) maintain their normal alignment. Her technique, Atlas Orthogonal, is extremely precise and very gentle, allowing for a correction that is specifically designed for each patient. Once normal alignment is achieved, the affected nerves and tissues can heal, allowing the body to regain its normal function.