Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and Possible Chiropractic Solutions
Crippling depression. The inability to relax or be calm. Lethargy and malaise. There’s an entire collection of unfortunate symptoms that make up what is referred to as ‘adrenal syndrome’ or ‘adrenal fatigue.’ Sometimes confused with chronic fatigue, adrenal syndrome is a serious condition that patients may experience for years before realizing the depth of the problem.
‘Adrenal’ refers to two small glands in the mid-back that, when functioning improperly, can have a severe impact on your health. The problem is, it’s often hard to tell if you’re experiencing adrenal issues, since their symptoms are so wide-ranging. Luckily, chiropractic can be an effective way to identify and treat adrenal fatigue.
Because of the focus on the central nervous system via spine health, chiropractors are often quick to notice adrenal fatigue symptoms in relation to specific spinal misalignments. The seasoned team at Advanced Spine & Posture is no stranger to Las Vegas, NV patients suffering from the condition. We work hard to explore all possibilities for your collection of symptoms – especially when signs point to adrenal distress.
Identifying adrenal fatigue
Adrenal syndrome consists of a variety of symptoms that, on their own, might not appear to anything in particular. This becomes a problem because people ignore these symptoms, thinking that they’re nothing. Or, they treat them individually, thinking they’re linked together independently. Patients often experience:
- Inability to enjoy life;
- Decreased sex drive;
- Excessive feelings of stress;
- Respiratory infection such as bronchitis;
- Back or neck pain.
Adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones crucial to your health. These hormones maintain balance in your body and help organs to function. They’re essential in helping the mind and body to cope with stress, while also regulating the body’s blood-sugar levels. When they don’t function, it can be because of a combination of poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and other factors.
Searching the spine for clues
Subluxations (misalignments) in the lumbar spine can cause adrenal syndrome. Pressure on important nerve endings in the T9 and T10 vertebrae can result in nerve signals not being sent to and from the adrenal glands. Blocked signals mean the glands themselves do not function properly, leading to inconsistent hormone production.
Chiropractic focuses on realigning the vertebrae to restore nervous system function and thereby resolve adrenal gland issues. Part of standard chiropractic treatment is to ensure the organs (including the adrenal glands) are functioning well. If a chiropractor discovers subluxations lower in the thoracic spine, they’ll start to connect the evidence to symptoms that may signal adrenal fatigue.
The corrective spinal approach
The first step in a chiropractic solution is to address the subluxations and catalysts for movement in the thoracic spine. This can include initial treatments, as well as ongoing adjustments to create a foundation for stability within this range of vertebrae.
Your chiropractor can guide you toward a diet lower in carbs that will support adrenal gland health. Regular, low-impact exercise is also important for maintaining spinal integrity and supporting general wellness. Chiropractic isn’t just about resolving health issues; it’s about getting well and staying well through a comprehensive preventative health program.
Feeling depressed and sluggish? Low sex drive? Got back pain? It all might be connected. It’s time to get a diagnosis from the experts at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll use a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach to look at your symptoms collectively, for an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.