Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by a wide variety of symptoms, particularly persistent fatigue that is not relieved by sleep or rest. Studies completed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that between one and four million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue. At least a quarter of these are unemployed or on disability because of this disorder.
While diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome were developed by the CDC in 1994, the cause or causes of the disorder are still unclear. People with chronic fatigue often have to do their own research and consult several medical experts before a diagnosis can be made. These factors make this condition particularly frustrating for those suffering from its symptoms.
If you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or think you may be, contact our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation office to talk about our Chronic Fatigue Treatment options available in Red Bank, NJ.
Chronic fatigue syndrome occurs when an otherwise normal, healthy person begins to exhibit the following symptoms:
- Mental/physical exhaustion
- Memory/concentration problems
- Sleep disturbance
- Muscle/joint pain
- Tender lymph nodes
- Sore throat
- Irritable bowel symptoms
- Psychological symptoms, including depression and irritability
- Night sweats and chills
- Visual disturbances
- Sensitivities and allergies to odors, foods, chemicals, medications, or noise
- Dizziness, balance problems, or difficulty maintaining an upright position