Low Metabolism, Lethargy, and the Role of Spine Health in Fixing Them
Feeling sluggish and tired all the time? Getting a full night’s sleep but still craving a nap mid-afternoon? Don’t have the energy to play with your kids or take the dog for a walk? It’s easy to think your low metabolism and lethargy are rooted in a poor quality of sleep or too much work. However, have you ever considered that the problem might be related to your spine?
Researchers have established a vital connection between spinal health and overall wellness. People with poor spine health have been connected to chronic feelings of lethargy, sleepiness, nonchalance, and general malaise. Widespread spinal issues can result in blocked nerves, restricted blood flow, and chemical imbalances – all of which impact the way you feel.
At Posture Works in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA, patients come to us for relief from a variety of symptoms. For some, it’s sluggishness. For others, it’s problems concentrating. And for still more, it’s a combination of issues that leave them unable to function as they want to on a daily basis. It’s our mission to help restore your zest for life through a targeted chiropractic approach!
The spine’s key role in your central nervous system
The reason chiropractic works against feelings of malaise is because of the spine’s role in regulating the transmission of nerve signals throughout your body. When the vertebrae are stressed, it results in faulty nerve signals being sent. This generates a host of problems, from sciatic pain to chronic fatigue.
For example, a subluxation in the lumbar spine’s L5 vertebrae could cause a range of issues with poor blood circulation, including tingling in the legs and swollen ankles. Spinal adjustments may solve the problem thereby improving blood flow. Stronger blood flow also means nutrients are being better distributed through the body, supporting higher energy levels.
It’s these impeded blood supply channels and nerves that are the root of lethargy and sluggishness. When your body isn’t properly governed, it begins to shut down nonessential systems. In this case, it’s going to focus on making sure you’re using all available energy to get through the day, with none left over.
Lower mobility adds to lethargy
Tension in the spine often results in joint pain, which means you’re less likely to move around. In turn, less movement means lower energy levels, since your body isn’t working to process food into active energy.
Destressing the spine allows for pain-free movement and a broader range of motion. This means you’re more likely to exercise and generally be active, boosting your metabolism and raising your energy level.
Your chiropractor may recommend physical therapy to prevent future problems and bolster a healthy lifestyle. Along with this, they may recommend specific foods that are proven to boost metabolism.
Restore your energy
Fatigue is a sign that something is wrong in your body. If you fail to recognize it as a warning sign, the problem could become worse.
Your chiropractor can be a critical resource for treating the root of your lethargy problem and stopping future issues from cropping up. The team at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO has helped numerous patients overcome chronic fatigue. Contact us today to consult with a professional about your fatigue. We’ll use a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach to assessing your spine and any relation it may have to your lethargy.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.