Osteopathy Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Chronic Fatigue
When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist, and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed. Micro-climates of underperfusion result, and are considered to be a significant contributor to the onset of disease. Osteopathic manipulation restores freedom in the tissues, normalizes fluid flow and thus inherent physiologic function (healing) follows.

Dr. A.T. Still M.D.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) which is a group of symptoms associated with unrelenting and debilitating fatigue. The profound weakness of CFS causes a persistent and substantial reduction in activity level. You feel too tired to do normal activities or are easily exhausted for no apparent reason.

There are many symptoms associated with chronic fatigue, but disabling fatigue and exhaustion are most prominent. Presence of at least four of the following symptoms concurrently may indicate CFS: Impaired short-term memory and concentration, frequent or recurring sore throat, headaches, pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness, unexplained muscle pain, enlarged/tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, unrefreshing sleep and extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise. All sufferers of this debilitating illness appear to have upper back problems, either through previous injury or chronic postural strain. It has been suggested that the chronic stiffness in this part of the spine leads to irritation of the sympathetic nervous system with which this area is closely linked.

Fatigue can be a symptom of many illnesses, such as infections or psychological disorders. In general, see your doctor if you have […]