Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has become all too common today, affecting most adults ages 20-40, with an incidence in females over males, 6:1. While the cause is largely unknown, the diagnosis is often reached once all other options are ruled out. Unfortunately, the lack of diagnostic testing and objective measures to assess these individuals has led to a lack of treatment options.
In this study, 19 participants diagnosed with CFS, having met the criteria set forth by the CDC, underwent 6 months chiropractic care. Objective measures for the patient's progress while under care were carried out utilizing the SF-36 questionnaire which assessed quality of life, health status, and function in those with CFS. In addition, a PSQI questionnaire was utilized to measure sleep quality throughout the course of care.
Results of the study showed consistent improvement in the SF-36 scores compared to the baseline measurement at both three and six months under care. PSQI scores exhibited slight increases in sleep quality. Correcting subluxation and nerve interference is an important part of health and healing - especially for those patients with CFS!
Woodfield, H., and M. Dickholtz. "Quality of Life Improvement in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care." Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research 2012.4 (2012): 92-99. Web.