At Georgetown University, a team of doctors discovered connections between seemingly unrelated conditions. Fatigue, pain, and sinus problems were commonly found together. Their findings help explain what may be the root cause of these conditions and their subsequent symptoms. Knowing the reasons that the conditions exist can help ones seek out effective treatment.

The Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
While chronic pain and fatigue are almost expected to be found together, adding sinus issues to the mix is a new idea for many. However, when looking at the possible reason for the onset of these issues, it becomes a bit clearer why these conditions are linked. This study and others suggest that when the upper vertebrae are out of alignment, it can cause a host of problems. This region is a crossroads for many systems. Vascular, neurological, and structural entities all converge in this region.

Picture the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Every year, more of the foundation wears away. This gives the famous tower its ‘lean.’ When the upper cervical area of the spine is misaligned, it can cause a tremendous amount of stress. Connective tissues and other support structures can begin to wear. The housed vessels and nerves also bear some of this stress and can begin to function abnormally. Over time, an array of issues can develop, such as the ones mentioned earlier.

What Can Be Done
Accidents and injuries are common ways that a misalignment can occur. If you are experiencing sinus issues, pain, or fatigue, there is a way to help remove the root cause. Visiting your upper cervical chiropractor is a good start. Here at Upper Cervical Center of Brandon, we can see if there is a need for an alignment and make the necessary adjustments. Once realigned, the upper cervical region can start on the road to rebuilding. Restoring health and function to these important structures can do a world of good and bring lasting results.