For many people, fatigue is something that happens when you’ve been especially busy or your routine is off, and a good night’s sleep can be the fix. But others suffer from fatigue as a chronic condition or more regularly than they’d like. This fatigue can be traced back to nutrition, sleep habits, mental health, or even extreme moments of stress, and it is difficult to manage. One way to address fatigue holistically is to see a Des Moines chiropractor who will help you focus on overall health and habits, reducing fatigue and increasing energy.
It’s very common for fatigue to be treated with medication when you present the concern to a doctor. While this medication can offer short-term help, it comes with side effects and risks and is simply masking the issue. Rather than covering up fatigue, chiropractors like Dr. Shane Hoffman focus on identifying the root of the problem and resolving that issue.
Fatigue can often be traced back to misalignments of the spine, as these misalignments cause nerve interference that breaks down the body’s natural communication systems. Over time, hormones can become imbalanced and cause fatigue and other sleep problems.
It is also possible for stress to cause serious issues, including fatigue. Things like stress, insomnia, and even depression are often thought to cause fatigue and can also be traced back to these misalignments of the spine. Many people present with fatigue, depression, headaches, loss of energy, and other conditions, only to find that chiropractic care leads to significant improvements – like the man in this study.
Addressing Fatigue with Chiropractic Adjustments
When you visit Thrive Family Chiropractic, the main focus will be on aligning your spine so that your nervous system can return to its natural state. This is done through a series of gentle adjustments by Dr. Shane Hoffman, which slowly remove misalignments. As the body begins to function properly again, you may notice your overall health and wellness improving, which will help with energy levels.
In some cases, an adjustment can help with simple issues that may be causing you pain at night, making sleep difficult. You may also experience the benefits of your nervous system working properly, so that you are more energized during the day. But some people suffer from a chronic
condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is more difficult to manage.
Those with CFS often have misalignments in the spine’s top bone, the Atlas. When this is the focus of adjustments, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is often easier to manage, with patients reporting overall improvements in their energy levels.
Whether you are suffering from CFS or simply need to improve your daily energy level, a Des Moines chiropractor can help. At your first appointment with Thrive Family Chiropractic, we will work to understand your spine’s alignment and develop a plan to return you to optimal functioning. We look forward to helping you regain your energy, reduce fatigue, and live a happy and healthy life every day.
Berg, B. “Resolution of Fatigue, Malaise & Depression in a 30-Year-Old Male Following Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care Utilizing Gonstead Technique: A Case Study.”Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2016 Feb: 10-20. http://vertebralsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016_1386_fatiguemalaise.aspx
Woodfield, H.C., Dickholtz, M. “Quality of Life Improvement in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2012 Dec: 92-99. http://uppercervicalsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2012_1226_cfs.aspx
Woodfield, C., Dickholtz, M. “Improvement in Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Prospective Clinical Study.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2012 Dec: 92-99. https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2012/12/11/improvement-in-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-following-upper-cervical-chiropractic-care-a-prospective-clinical-study/.