There is a critical element that needs to be always at its optimum best: the central nervous system. People who have chronic fatigue syndrome frequently have a malfunctioning central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the spinal cord and the brain. The brain controls most bodily functions such as sensations, awareness, movements, memory, and speech. The spinal cord and the brainstem function to relay the signals between the body and the brain.
The atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae support the head and protect the brainstem. These bones are highly flexible as they allow the head to move in various directions. As a result of their functions to provide flexibility and protection, they are also susceptible to subluxation or misalignment. Any blow to the head or neck that is strong enough can lock these vertebrae out of their proper positions. Since these bones are so close to the brainstem, any misalignment in the upper neck puts pressure and stress on the brainstem. Further, the brainstem malfunctions and would send improper signals to the brain, which can be the very reason for chronic fatigue syndrome to occur.
NUCCA chiropractors can thoroughly check a patient’s upper cervical spine for any misalignments. We use a gentle and precise technique to correct the misalignment if one exists. The corrections only involve gentle adjustments of the topmost vertebrae, resulting in lasting, desirable results. Many CFS patients have reported experiencing a significant improvement in their symptoms after experiencing NUCCA chiropractic.