How Your Chiropractor Can Help with Fatigue
Can Chiropractic care help you recover from fatigue? The short answer is yes! But how, exactly does seeing a Chiropractor accomplish this?
First, lets explore why you may be fatigued in the first place before discussing just exactly how Chiropractic care can help reduce stress and fatigue as a result.
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What is Causing Your Fatigue?
Your body is in a constant “push and pull” cycle with your environment where maintaining balance – or homeostasis – is its goal. In other words, your body is made to respond to stressful situations whether it be physical, emotional or chemical, and does its best to continue to perform at optimal function despite these stresses.
Sometimes extended periods of stress or the culmination of multiple stresses over time can make your body go into “overdrive.” When this happens, certain parts of your body may respond to compensate for others that are not working optimally.
For example, your adrenal glands – which are responsible for secreting stress-related hormones such as epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol – may start to release more of these into your body.
Too much cortisol can cause several symptoms associated with fatigue:
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic tiredness and sleepiness
- A general lack of motivation
- Depression, anxiety and irritability
- Difficulty with decision-making and other cognitive abilities
- Headaches and / or migraines
- Sore and / or aching muscles
- Slow reflexes and motor response
- High blood pressure
- Cravings for carbohydrates
Too much of epinephrine or norepinephrine can result in:
- High blood pressure
- Heart palpitations
- Excessive sweating
As you can see, too much of these hormones go hand-in-hand with symptoms of fatigue. Fortunately, seeking Chiropractic Care can help reduce stress levels and maintain homeostasis within the body – returning the secretion of these critical hormones back to normal levels.
Common Causes of Stress Related to Fatigue
Unless you live in a perfect world, chances are that your body goes through physical, emotional and chemical stresses daily. Working at a construction site, for example, you may experience more physical or chemical stress, while as an emergency responder you may have more emotional stress than anything else.
As an individual, you are unique and have different thresholds of stress tolerance compared to another person. So, you may be able to handle more physical stress than your friend. But regardless, the common causes of stress related to fatigue are generally the same:
- A poor and unbalanced diet
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Financial problems
- Relationship problems
- Stress at work
- Responsibility of family members
- Grieving the death of a loved one
- Exposure to toxic substances / environments
Chiropractic Care Helps Reduce Fatigue
Chiropractors are often called specialists of the nervous system because they work closely with the spinal cord, brain and nerves. Your nervous system can be affected when subluxations from physical, chemical and / or emotional stresses occur, creating misalignment and reduced nerve function. When your nerves aren’t operating at optimum levels, neither will the parts of your body of which those nerves are responsible for.
For example, subluxations in the cervical spine (your neck) can have a massive impact on your body’s ability to adapt to stress. This is because the nerves in your neck go into the area of your brain that is responsible for controlling:
- sleeping patterns
- reacting to daily stresses
- processing emotions
- thinking cognitively
This is where Chiropractic Care comes in to eliminate the misalignment and any pinched nerves created by subluxations. A combination of Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy and nutrition / supplementation recommendations are often used by Revelation Health’s Chiropractors to correct misalignment and restore function. This helps to reduce stress and fatigue as a result!
A Word on Chiropractic & Fatigue…
Chiropractic helps with fatigue through spinal adjustments which activate cell tissues and organs in your body, essentially expanding your ability to adapt to stress.
Adaptability to stress is extremely important in improving overall energy and lowering fatigue. When you increase your thresholds of resistance to stress, your body can handle more before crashing.
Chiropractic care resets your body’s stress meter so that you’re prepared to go about your day without discomfort or pain and have the energy you need to do so. It’s no fun for anyone to be fatigued at work or while running errands. As a matter of fact, in many scenarios it can be dangerous!
Many people who are experiencing symptoms of fatigue that come in start to see their energy levels increase after two to three separate treatments.
Furthermore, Chiropractic adjustments help you improve the absorption of food in digestion which will feed more energy to your cells.
– Dr. John Battershill, Chiropractor
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