Chronic Fatigue also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a chronic disease that still is claimed to be "uncurable" by the medical professionals. It's symptoms range but some of the most common are fatigue, headache, dizziness, and generalized pain all over the body.
In a lot of cases, traditional treatment methods have been ineffective in reducing the effects of chronic fatigue and it turns into what is classified as a chronic condition. One of the possible missing links in the treatment of chronic fatigue could be the nervous system. The nervous system includes our brain, the brain stem, the spinal cord, and all the nerves that go to every organ, tissue, and muscle in our bodies.
What about if there was a way to measure how the nervous system is functioning? Could a deficit in the nervous system lead to the secondary effects of chronic fatigue. The main control center of our nervous system is the brainstem which is located where the top bone in our neck resides. When we have various traumas in life, whether from slips and falls, car accidents, excessive poor posture, amongst other things. It can cause problems to the neck area and as a consequence lead to problems with the brainstem.
At our office, we utilize state of the art infrared thermography to measure nervous system function. The way it works is that one of the functions that the nervous system controls is skin temperature. The infrared device is able to pick up specific heat that is emitted from the vessels in our body. Any deviation in skin temperature great than .5 degrees is an indication of an improperly functioning nervous system.
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