When to See a Specialist About Fatigue

Fatigue is one of those health problems that can be hard to pin down. Everyone feels tired from time to time, and it can be all too easy to find reasons for fatigue in your day-to-day life. However, chronic fatigue can also be a serious medical condition in need of evaluation by a professional.

How do you make the call? At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, with office locations in Lawrenceville and Raritan, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas, our team supports new and existing patients struggling with fatigue. Let our experts evaluate your condition and determine if a chronic fatigue diagnosis could fit with your symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.

When fatigue is more than tiredness

For some individuals, fatigue is more than a feeling of tiredness at the end of a long day. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, your extreme fatigue and weariness won’t get better after normal rest and recuperation. When rest doesn’t help you feel better, it’s time to see a specialist.

In some cases, persistent fatigue may be a sign of another underlying condition, such as Lyme disease. If that ends up being true for you, getting checked out for fatigue will help you find out more about your health care needs. 

Early detection is often helpful when it comes to treating medical conditions, so catching the underlying cause could be essential to your long-term health.

If you’re diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, our team at Performance Pain & Sports Medicine has effective treatment options that may be able to alleviate your symptoms and restore your quality of life.

Professional evaluation and support

Chronic fatigue syndrome can’t be identified with a simple test. That’s why you need the knowledge and experience of our experts.

We diagnose chronic fatigue symptoms in patients who have struggled to manage usual daily activities due to intense fatigue for a minimum of six months, and who haven’t seen improvements with bed rest. For some patients, chronic fatigue symptoms come in cycles, improving and then worsening again after time.

Chronic fatigue can manifest with additional symptoms like exhaustion after intense physical or mental activity, problems with mental focus or memory, or sleep problems like insomnia, further complicating your ability to carry out plans and live a full life. Some patients also suffer from chronic pain associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Comprehensive treatment approaches

While we’re still learning more about the exact causes of chronic fatigue, effective treatment options are a reality here and now. Our interventional pain management and regenerative medicine specialists can help you put together a plan to address and alleviate your chronic fatigue symptoms.

Every patient with chronic fatigue has different needs. We’re flexible and keep communication open as we work with you to better understand your condition and treatment requirements. Depending on your condition, you could benefit from:

For evaluation and treatment you can trust for chronic fatigue problems, get in touch with our experts at Performance Pain & Sports Medicine today. You can schedule your appointment by calling our office most convenient to you or requesting an appointment online

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