Chronic Fatigue and Pain
Many people suffer from chronic fatigue and or chronic pain.
Chronic pain has many possible mechanisms and for one person it can be multiple. As the pain becomes more chronic, the brain inversely loses its function and thus it atrophies. It’s crucial to find the mechanism(s) and resolve them as soon as possible.
Some possible mechanisms:
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Neuroinflammation (the brain itself is inflamed)
- Systemic inflammation (the body is inflamed)
- Inability to make certain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin
- Inability to get sufficient restful sleep
- Lack of exercise
- A pro-inflammatory diet
- Atrophy in an area of the brain associated with a body part, in which it historically had a representation
- Poor gastrointestinal microflora
Chronic fatigue also has many mechanisms, but ultimately it has to do with the mitochondria of the cell not generating energy in the form of ATP.
The possibilities are endless for causative factors. Our goal is to discover some of them and resolve as many as possible or at least improve them.
This can include both medical conditions as well as physiological mechanisms, of which they can often overlap. There are also mechanisms that disrupt your ability to make ample energy.
- Autoimmune disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Organ disease
- Physiological mechanisms:
- Sedentary life style
- Food sensitivity
- Oxidative stress
- Disruptive Bio-energetic factors:
- cytokine storm from infection
- Hyper insulinemia
- Excessive calories in diet
- Systemic inflammation
- Drug -induced mitochondria injury
- Dietary protein inflammation
How to become a patient?
- Fill out the paperwork listed below that can be found on our new patient’s section of the website. This typically takes about 1 hour.
– Welcome Form
– Brain Region Localization Form
– Brain Function Assessment Form
– Metabolic Assessment Form
- Bring us any blood work from within the last 12 months.
- Bring us any imaging study reports
- Schedule an exam and first treatment with Dr. McKenzie. This typically also takes about 1 hour and the cost is $168. Follow-up visits are $42. Dr. McKenzie will help you to formulate a plan to hopefully change your outcome and quality of life.