Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Centerr
1344 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 547-6772
Dr. Kendra Carnevale, D.C


Fatigue

Whether you stayed up too late, got up too early, didn't sleep well, or just plain "overdid it," we all suffer fatigue once in a while. Fatigue is your body's way of saying it needs a break, a rest, or a change. There are many things that influence fatigue: activity level, rest, sleep and diet.

Stress can affect your energy level as well. If you're under stress, your body will change how it is functioning. Stress causes muscle tension. Muscle tension uses energy to contract the muscles which in turn will deplete your resources. Stress can also change your metabolism. Your stomach can produce too much acid which builds up and can cause heartburn, indigestion, and possibly lead to ulcers. The body will try to get rid of excess acid by absorbing it into the blood stream. This will change the pH (acid level) of the blood which will cause the liver and kidney to work harder. All these steps use energy. This not only upsets your metabolism, but leaves you tired and out of energy.

Pain can also wear you down. Anyone with chronic pain will tell you that they also are tired, weary and may also have depression. A pinched nerve can cause pain or spasm which can lead to emotional stress. The same irritation to the nerves that causes the pain and spasm can also directly irritate the nerves to internal organs. This will change your metabolic rate and can also deplete your resources, leading to fatigue.

Chiropractors can not only help reduce the pressure on the nerves, but can also realign the joints so the body doesn't have to work as hard. Chiropractic can remove spasms, and nerve irritation that changes our metabolism and help the body to restore more "normal" function. This helps eliminate the factors depleting your energy resources.

Poor nutrition (along with prolonged stress) can cause imbalances in the body that deplete the body's energy resources. Nutritional therapy helps to rebuild and strengthen the internal functioning of the body.


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