Brain Fog and Fatigue
Think More Clearly
Do you have trouble thinking clearly? Trouble putting your thoughts into words? Do you have trouble processing or feel confused a lot? Maybe you’re exhausted all the time, even after a night’s sleep. We understand that brain fog and fatigue can be more than an annoyance. It can be debilitating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We believe one of the first steps in finding long-lasting relief from brain fog and fatigue is understanding what’s causing it and what your options are.
What Is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a collection of symptoms rather than an illness itself. Your brain function may feel “fuzzy” or like it’s operating in slow motion. You have trouble paying attention, concentrating or thinking clearly. You may have working memory problems where suddenly you can’t remember how to do a task you’ve done before, or it’s like.
What Is Fatigue?
Fatigue is an extreme level of tiredness. It can be caused by illness, lack of sleep/insomnia, or both. It’s a constant state of weariness that leaves you feeling drained and devoid of motivation or concentration. Fatigue and brain fog can go hand in hand.
Common Causes of Brain Fog
Brain fog can be a symptom of many physical and mental health conditions. It can also simply result from not getting enough sleep or not getting the right nutrients. Getting to the root cause of your brain fog is the key to thinking clearly again.
Some of the known causes of brain fog include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- COVID-19 and other viral infections
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Fibromyalgia (Fibro Fog)
- Cancer and Chemotherapy (Chemo Brain)
- Lack of sleep or insomnia
- Thyroid disorders
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Some medications
Many of the same conditions that cause brain fog can also cause fatigue. It’s important to know that fatigue can be a symptom of many other conditions, so it’s important to see a doctor to get to the root cause of your fatigue or brain fog, or both.
Brain Fog and Fatigue FAQs
Q: When should I worry about brain fog?
A: Everyone has trouble concentrating or forgets things now and then. You should consult a medical provider when your brain fog interferes with your ability to complete daily tasks, such as picking your kids up from school, cooking a meal, or completing a work assignment.
Q: How long does brain fog last after COVID?
A: Brain fog can last for days, weeks, or months after you have COVID-19, but treatment can help clear your head.
Q: How do you treat brain fog?
A: How to get rid of brain fog may depend on what is causing it in the first place. But lifestyle changes such as getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and reducing your stress level can help in most cases.
How Cima Health Can Help
Cima Health provides restorative, lifelong solutions that target the root cause of your brain fog and fatigue. Your care will start out with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your health. We will also ask questions about your health history, what medications you’re taking, home life, lifestyle, and habits before making recommendations for an integrative plan of care. Together, we come up with non-invasive and alternative treatments that can help you live a healthy and active life.
Treating and preventing brain fog and fatigue involve several treatment modalities, all of which you can receive in one location. They include:
With all of these modalities, you may be able to reduce or eliminate your brain fog and think clearly again. You should also be able to get a better night’s sleep to reduce your fatigue.
After a thorough evaluation, the chiropractic care team may make precise adjustments of your neck, spine, and pelvis to bring everything into alignment. That’s because a misaligned spine can contribute to brain fog. These adjustments are gentle, and will not cause you pain.
Our Palm Beach Gardens chiropractors include:
If you’re pregnant and have brain fog, or going through menopause and have brain fog, you may want to see Dr. Natalie. She specializes in providing prenatal and postnatal care, as well as women’s health issues.
Depending on the cause of your brain fog, the functional medicine doctors at Cima Health may make some recommendations for lifestyle changes. These can include:
- Dietary changes
- Starting on some vitamins and supplements
- Better sleep hygiene
- Reducing stress/coping better with stress
A blood chemistry analysis can help determine if you have nutrient deficiencies that could be behind your brain fog and fatigue, and will also indicate if inflammation is a culprit as well. If you don’t already have a diagnosis, the blood chemistry analysis may also reveal that you have a thyroid disorder, blood sugar imbalance, infection, or other medical cause for your brain fog.
Physical Therapy (PT)
Physical therapy can help you find relief from brain fog and other symptoms resulting from long COVID, multiple sclerosis, concussion, car accident injuries, and more. These can include:
- Manual therapy
- Stretching program
Our physical therapy team will show you a range of therapeutic exercises and stretching techniques you can do at home or work as well as with the therapist.
Getting physically fit and strengthening your muscles can help clear away the cobwebs of brain fog. You’ll also sleep better if you exercise daily. Improved sleep leads to less stress and anxiety – both causes of brain fog. Our physical fitness team can also help you get rid of obesity-related brain fog by helping you lose weight, which will reduce inflammation in all parts of your body, including your brain. We will develop an exercise program tailored to your capabilities and goals.
By making some lifestyle changes and getting regular chiropractic adjustments, you can help reduce the occurrence of brain fog. Team up with the providers at Cima Health to find restorative, lifelong solutions.
Massage therapy for brain fog and fatigue can help you by increasing circulation head to toe – including improving blood flow and oxygen flow to your tired brain. Massage can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and make you feel more relaxed and energized. Regular massage helps increase mental clarity and promotes healthy sleep patterns as well. Plus, it just feels good! It’s a win-win.
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If you’re looking for an integrative approach to treatment for your brain fog and fatigue, book an appointment today. One of our chiropractors will do a comprehensive examination to get to the root cause of your brain fog and develop an integrative plan of care to help you think clearly again and inspire you to achieve whole-body wellness.