Chronic fatigue syndrome (“CFS”) is a condition that causes fatigue severe enough to interfere with a person’s ability to participate in formal work, recreation or social activities. Fatigue caused by CFS does not improve substantially with rest. Once believed to be “all in your head,” most experts now agree it is a distinct physical disease with physical symptoms. CFS may develop without warning in a person who has not been sick. In some cases, it develops after a viral illness or after a period of unusual stress. The fatigue may develop gradually or quite suddenly. Because fatigue can be vague and can be caused by many factors, people may not pay attention to the problem for several weeks or months.
While there is no cure for CFS, chiropractic focuses on reducing fatigue and other symptoms and helping the person resume an active lifestyle.