May 14, 2016

Chiropractic Care and Fatigue?

By chirosushi In Chiropractic Success, Health

It seems like everybody is just exhausted these days

And the chronic fatigue issues are a safety concern for fire departments and hospitals 

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll, 60% of adult drivers – about 168 million people – say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year, and more than one-third, (37% or 103 million people), have actually fallen asleep at the wheel! In fact, of those who have nodded off, 13% say they have done so at least once a month. Four percent – approximately eleven million drivers – admit they have had an accident or near accident because they dozed off or were too tired to drive. –source

Why is everybody so tired?

Fatigue is very common among people with neurological conditions.

People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid — a finding that could shed light on the “brain fog” that marks the condition, researchers say.

A recent study found that compared with healthy people, those with chronic fatigue syndrome had lower levels of certain immune-system proteins called cytokines in the fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain.

There are many other reasons why one can have low energy. We eat to provide our body with fuel to function. Perhaps the foods you are eating are not optimal for your body. Sometimes people experience sensitivities or even allergies to certain foods. Eating these foods can be a drain on your system. Perhaps you are suffering from a form of anemia. Perhaps there is an issue with your thyroid gland or some other hormonal issue. Perhaps there is an emotional component to your low energy. There are MANY possible reasons why you feel so tired. –source

Adrenal fatigue is also common in today’s society and is caused by prolonged stress activating the glands too often. Almost any type of physical or mental stress can activate the glands to secrete hormones and/or neurotransmitter substances. In addition, substances that are stimulants (ex. caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine, ephedra a.k.a. MaHung, and guarana) can cause the glands to become over stimulated.  –source

What about fatigue and Chiropractic?

A common cause of fatigue is an unbalanced spinal column. How? A simple analogy: If you were carrying a bowling ball, how much more difficult would it be to carry it at a distance from your body than at your side? Your head weighs about as much as a bowling ball. If your head is off-center, “carrying” it can exhaust you. Also, your twenty-four movable vertebrae, sacrum, hips and pelvis also need proper alignment in order to make efficient use of your energy. A modest unbalance (for example, a “short” leg) could translate into a considerable amount of wasted energy as the hours, days, weeks and months add up. – Dr. Ned J. Crowley

Dr. Troy Dreiling on low energy and fatigue

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