Chronic Fatigue – Focusing on the Underlying Cause

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The name chronic fatigue syndrome may actually do the condition some injustice as it so much more than feeling tired all the time. Some other symptoms besides tiredness afflicting chronic fatigue sufferers are:

  • A feeling of achiness and overall pain
  • Problems getting regular sleep
  • Abnormal headaches
  • A sore throat
  • Issues with memory and concentration

Some people may have severe, debilitating symptoms keeping them from performing their jobs and going to social functions, while other people may have mostly mild symptoms still allowing them to perform limited daily activities.

Trying to Understand Chronic Fatigue

One theory about chronic fatigue is that it has come about by a virus or infection of some sort because many people have developed chronic fatigue after having such conditions as dengue, West Nile virus, or H1N1.

However, researchers agree it is the virus that triggers something within the body to respond the way it does. So, they continue to do research and try to find answers.

Women Diagnosed More Often

In the USA, three out of every four chronic fatigue patients are women. This may be because, as some theorize, men suffer in silence while women are more diligent about seeking a diagnosis.

Chronic fatigue requires one to undergo a number of different tests to rule out other conditions, often making men give up before finding out the answer. Another theory has to do with female hormones and how they can be involved with autoimmune conditions as women tend to have these more than men.

Finding Help for Chronic Fatigue

Here at Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care in Farmington, Michigan, we focus on making sure the bones of the upper neck are properly aligned. The atlas – the top bone of the neck – is important to overall health of the body. If misaligned, it stresses the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. This negatively affects the immune system and the central nervous system, leading to such things as chronic fatigue.

We use a gentle and precise method to help the bones to realign naturally. This often leads to a reduction in symptoms. Some patients see their chronic fatigue go away entirely.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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