Chronic Fatigue Treatments

Chronic fatigue is a very real condition usually affecting people in their forties and fifties. There are several symptoms associated with chronic fatigue that Dr. Michael Hartman and his team at Hartman Chiropractic and Nutrition Wellness Center in Richmond Heights, serving the area of St. Louis, MO, can help you manage. With this in mind, we offer a comprehensive list of chiropractic services, including lifestyle and nutrition support.

What Is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic fatigue is defined as extreme and long-term tiredness that no amount of bed rest will cure. It may also be referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). In addition to excessive tiredness after performing mundane tasks, you may also experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Struggling to sleep
  • Memory and concentration disturbances
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Light sensitivity
  • Cold- or flu-like symptoms, including a sore throat.

These symptoms are associated with several common conditions, which is why you will need to have your healthcare provider assess you to rule out other medical conditions. Patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue have been experiencing extreme tiredness for six months or longer, and at least four of the symptoms associated with CFS are present.

What Causes Chronic Fatigue?

The cause of chronic fatigue is unknown, although it has been speculated that there is a genetic predisposition to this condition and that certain viral illnesses or hormonal imbalances could lead to suffering from chronic fatigue.

Treating Chronic Fatigue

When the simplest tasks exhaust you, Dr. Hartman at Hartman Chiropractic and Nutrition Wellness Center serving Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Clayton, Brentwood, and Maplewood, MO, areas can help manage your chronic fatigue.

There is no cure for chronic fatigue, which is why the primary purpose of any intervention is to provide symptomatic relief to enable you to function as normally as possible. This includes:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to help treat muscle or joint pain and headaches.
  • Biocranial therapy to relieve your chronic fatigue by restoring the alignment of the bones in the cranium.
  • Nutritional support, including Nutrition Response Testing to analyze and determine nutritional gaps and address them with a personalized nutrition and supplementation program.

Chronic fatigue is a long-term condition that needs long-term solutions and there are several ways you can work with your healthcare provider to relieve your symptoms satisfactorily, leading to long-term wellness and a better quality of life.

Contact Us!

For superior chiropractic care in Richmond Heights and the St. Louis area, MO, choose Dr. Hartman, with over 30 years of experience providing exceptional care for patients suffering from chiropractic complaints and chronic fatigue. Call us today at 314-644-3202 to book your consultation.