Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue
Can Upper Cervical Care Help My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is one of the most challenging and frustrating afflictions that any person can suffer. A large part of it comes from the simple fact that is is so hard to describe to someone who does not have CFS why apparently simple tasks are so terribly draining … and from the fact that there is no one solution to solving CFS.
Chronic fatigue is also called fibromyalgia or myalgic encephalomyelitis. In short, it is a full body pain syndrome coupled with a complete lack of energy … and without a known cause. What is known is that CFS is a multifactorial problem, which means that more than one thing causes it. Like opening a combination lock, effective treatment for CFS requires that you have all the right elements in the right order before you get the health breakthrough you are looking for.
A Natural Solution – The Role of the Upper Neck in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you are like most people experiencing Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia, you want to know what you can do about it, but you do not want to just keeping taking more medication that numbs some of the discomfort but never gets to the root of the problem. Some of the known contributing factors towards CFS include genetics, chronic infections and chemical exposures: e.g., heavy metals, pesticides, industrial fumes and preservatives … whether injected, inhaled or swallowed.
One major thing that even experts forget is the fact that CFS is a disturbance of the nervous system. The spine – specifically the upper neck – can play a major role in the development of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Your brainstem controls all the vital functions that occur in your body: digestion, immunity, energy production, sleep, etc. It is also the site where pain modulation and filtration occurs: a cluster of cells called the reticulate formation. Interestingly, these are is the very complex symptoms that people with CFS experience.
Of interesting note, your brainstem actually descends into your neck at the level of the C1 and C2 vertebrae at the base of your skull. What this means is that any chronic injury or misalignment of these two vertebrae can impart tension on your brainstem and negatively affects its function.
Chronic tension is like draining a battery over many years or even decades. Sound familiar? MaIn fact, many people who have misalignments in their neck do not experience any neck pain symptoms at all … but they do have a plethora of other problems, which include chronic fatigue.
Have You Tried Upper Cervical Care to Help Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
This is where Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you. The purpose of Upper Cervical Care is to correct the alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae in order to remove the abnormal tension that affects your brainstem.
As I said before, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are multifactorial problems, which means that even when the C1 and C2 are properly aligned, there are other things that need to be addressed in order to resolve CFS. However, if C1 and C2 are not properly aligned, this may well be the missing link in your search for find a solution for your fatigue and pain.
Dr Jeffrey Hannah is the only certified Blair Upper Cervical Doctor in Australia. The Blair Society is a non-for-profit research and development organisation dedicated to the global advancement of health through Upper Cervical Specific Care.
For all the challenges associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, remember that at their core the problem is one that is affecting your nervous system. Make sure that your nervous system is working the way it should by scheduling an assessment with an Upper Cervical doctor today.
To schedule a consultation, call 07 3188 9329 or simply click the attached link.