Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at Monmouth County, NJ Rehabilitation Facility

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complicated and frustrating disorder that causes a number of symptoms, most significantly a sense of profound fatigue that is not alleviated with rest. This fatigue is often exacerbated by any type of activity, both mental and physical.

People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome usually function at much lower levels of activity than before the onset of the disorder, and have difficulty with everyday activities. Other symptoms include weakness, memory difficulties, insomnia, headaches, sore throat, muscle pain, and joint pain (without outward signs of inflammation).

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a difficult disorder to treat and diagnose, particularly because there is no medically known cause for the disorder. No diagnostic test has been created to pinpoint Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; a diagnosis is usually made only after all other similar and better-understood medical conditions have been ruled out as possibilities. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that less than 20% of Chronic Fatigue sufferers in the Unites States have been diagnosed.

Drug therapy is often a main component in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Because there are no drugs currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, sufferers are usually subjected to a series of medications designed to help with symptoms. These may include antidepressants; blood pressure medications; anti-inflammatory agents; and antimicrobial drugs (among many others).

None of these drugs address the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and medications are usually chosen by trial and error. This often means that Chronic Fatigue patients must undergo a lengthy and often harmful trial period that involves subjecting the body to a number of unhealthy side effects.Corticosteroid Coccyx Injections: Interventional Pain Management in Red Bank, NJ

Physical Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

As more patients become disillusioned with drug therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, many are seeking out healthy, holistic, and effective treatment options. This approach may include chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy.

In addition to lifestyles changes, patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are advised to include a moderate exercise and activity program to remain in good overall health. Physical therapy (when carefully supervised) is recommended to help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients avoid overexertion.

Research has shown that symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be improved by gradually and carefully increasing exercise*. Too much rest may result in a weaker body, which can worsen symptoms in the long term.

Holistic Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At our Red Bank, NJ rehabilitation facility, we offer a compassionate and state-of-the-art environment for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For example, our physical therapy programs often include PowerPlate technology, which uses vibration to increase circulation in order to restore the damaged tissues and muscles of the body.

In addition to therapeutic exercise, we also offer the following types of physical therapy modalities:

• Hot and Cold Therapies;
• Massage
• Ultrasound; and
• Low Level Laser Therapy

Please contact our Red Bank, NJ office to learn more about treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Monmouth County.

* According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER).