Recent research performed at two US Universities backs up the idea that normal daily activities can have a strongly negative effect on the energy levels of someone with chronic fatigue syndrome. This study helps to support the understanding that regular day-to-day activities are tougher for someone with the condition.
While a study like this may help loved ones to feel greater empathy for the sufferer, the purpose of the study was to come up with indicators of possible ways to reduce symptoms.
What the Study Revealed
The study involved 60 individuals who are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome as well as 20 healthy patients as a control group. The group underwent a series of questions to determine how they felt during, immediately after, and 24 hours after a simple exercise to represent normal physical activity. In this case, lifting the legs from a prone position was the physical activity used.
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Those with chronic fatigue reported more significant physical and mental strain during the test and were still experiencing symptoms 24 hours later.
Caring for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at Its Source
A number of case studies have shown the positive results of upper cervical chiropractic care for chronic fatigue. In particular, a study involving care using the NUCCA technique (the same method of upper cervical chiropractic we use here at Advanced Spinal Washington) revealed improvements in quality of life and ability to sleep.
Why does upper cervical chiropractic care help for various chronic health conditions? The fact is that the upper cervical spine has a great impact on the proper function of the brainstem, flow of blood (and thus oxygen) to the brain, and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. When these various bodily functions are thrown off by a misalignment, the results can vary from person to person and include symptoms like fatigue, pain, and sleep issues. To learn more, give us a call. We’re happy to answer your questions.
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