What Is Chiropractics’ Role in Chronic Fatigue?e
At its essence, chiropractic is all about improving the way the body not only responds to stress but also how it heals itself. Chiropractors analyze the spine to detect locations of compromised neurologic function. Impaired nervous system signaling directly affects the function of all tissues, organs, and glands associated with that specific neurologic distribution. If this neurologic interference is in an area related to the rest/digest/heal centers of the nervous system, than restful sleep, digestion and absorption, immune function may all bee interfered with. These areas would be where the head meets the neck (upper cervical/ brain stem) or the low pelvis area (sacral).
Often when we are able to correct spinal misalignments contributing to neurologic interference (subluxation) in these areas, improved restful sleep is one of the first things our practice members experience. Many who receive an upper cervical specific adjustment are yawning before they get up from the table, and fast asleep when we check on them during the rest period after their adjustment.
HRV is one objective tool we use to measure the effect of chiropractic adjustments on the body. Research has shown significant improvement of HRV in people under chiropractic care, showing increased adaptability, a better response to stress, and a more effective transition into a resting state.
When the body is able to sleep better, it can pretty much do everything else better as well. The ability to rest and recover is becoming increasingly difficult in the high-stimulus high-stress modern world we live in. While chiropractic does not claim to treat chronic fatigue or any other condition, it is great at removing barriers to the body’s normal function and releasing the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
There are of course other supportive interventions to help those suffering from chronic fatigue, such as nutrition, detoxification, addressing possible underlying infections, etc. but neurologically based chiropractic is what we know and do best.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to further the conversation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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