Chronic Fatigue Syndrome FAQs Finally Answered

As a Trinity chiropractor, Dr. Dustin Dingus often touches shoulders with patients asking about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a condition commonly associated with fibromyalgia. We thought of rounding up some of the most frequently asked questions about CFS to help them, hoping that our quick discussion below can make them grasp the condition better and introduce them to a suitable remedy to ease their discomfort. 

#1. What indicates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? 

Chronic fatigue syndrome causes unexplainable tiredness that doesn’t seem to improve even after completing eight hours of sleep. For some people, CFS causes severe debilitation that can affect your performance at work or your ability to handle simple household chores. Besides the extreme fatigue, CFS also triggers other problems, including: 

  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sore throat 
  • Headache
  • Swollen lymph nodes (armpit and neck) 
  • Body pain that doesn’t improve even after taking pain relievers
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Unrefreshing sleep

#2. What triggers CFS flare-ups?

A 2016 study explains that chronic fatigue syndrome usually gets triggered by overexertion (physical and mental). This means that if you exercise too much or experience severe stress, you will likely experience intense bouts of tiredness and the rest of the CFS symptoms we listed above. 

Besides mental and physical overexertion, we also recommend looking out for other CFS triggers, such as the following:

  • Viral infection
  • Immune system problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Emotional trauma

#3. Why is CFS among the most commonly misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed conditions? 

The diagnostic process for CFS is nothing short of complications. There isn’t a standard procedure to test for CFS or fibromyalgia until today. Doctors mainly rely on checking the medical history of a patient to rule out the possible causes. This means patients may need to take several tests before finally getting an official diagnosis. 

#4. Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a long-term problem? 

CFS doesn’t cause exhaustion the entire day. Instead, it causes flare-ups and brief episodes of remission. Notably, patients diagnosed with CFS have varying experiences. Some only have it for a few months, but others struggle with the condition for years. If you suspect having CFS, you should consult with a doctor or a Trinity chiropractor like Dr. Dingus to know the best way to manage your symptoms. A comprehensive consultation with a healthcare professional can help you manage risks that may affect your day-to-day life. 

#5. Has the FDA approved any CFS medication yet? 

Sadly, until today, there isn’t a specific set of medications used to treat CFS. Researchers and doctors still try to find a suitable remedy that may provide lasting relief. Nowadays, patients mostly rely on natural and holistic options such as physical therapy and Upper Cervical Care. 

Several case studies have proven that graduated exercise programs and atlas bone adjustments help alleviate the crippling symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. You might also benefit from the following alternative options:

  • Mind-body healing (yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, etc.)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Taking nutritional supplements like magnesium, omega-3 acid, and NADH

#6. What lifestyle adjustments can patients make to cope with CFS symptoms?

Because CFS is a long-term health concern, patients need to make a few lifestyle adjustments to prevent a flare-up and maintain remission for as long as possible. Here are some valuable CFS patient care tips you can try:

  • Opt for moderate activities 
  • Balance physical activities and rest
  • Adjust your work and school work 
  • Build your support system by reaching out to loved ones and the community
  • Manage or work on your comorbidities
  • Visit a Trinity chiropractor and receive neck bone adjustments
  • Say yes to a healthy diet
  • Schedule visits to your physical therapists
  • Drink enough water to prevent electrolyte imbalance

#7. How can a Trinity chiropractor help with CFS? 

Anyone looking for lasting CFS relief knows about Upper Cervical Care. It’s a holistic remedy that eliminates postural imbalances in the topmost neck bones. When you visit a Trinity chiropractor, you need to undergo a thorough assessment of your neck. This will allow the doctor to gauge how far your bones got displaced and how long it might take to restore your neck’s curvature. 

The assessment involves several steps, including running three-dimensional X-ray scans of the C1 and C2 bones. Additionally, the doctor might need to check for neck tenderness or other visible signs of cervical subluxation, such as:

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Limited head movement
  • Unlevelled shoulders
  • Gait problems
  • Misaligned hips
  • Compromised spine health

Once your chiropractor has a clear picture of what happened with your neck bones, you can start receiving tailor-fit chiropractic adjustments. This hopefully will help restore the balance in your central nervous system and eliminate factors that contribute to your unexplainable fatigue, such as the following: 

  • Constant transmission of nerve pain signals
  • Poor drainage of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Lack of enough nutrients in the brain
  • Poor energy metabolism due to the increased demands to maintain balance in the body


Work with Dr. Dingus Today!

Dr. Dingus is an established and highly rated Trinity chiropractor. He is passionate about helping his patients overcome complicated health concerns, including chronic fatigue syndrome. If you haven’t tapped into Upper Cervical Care yet, we suggest driving by our practice for a quick consultation. Hopefully, this will help you get a well-deserved break from your health problems. 

Visit West Pasco Chiropractic Clinic to learn more about how our Trinity chiropractor can help you overcome the symptoms triggered by fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dingus online or call us at (727) 514-8532.


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