chronic fatigue, tired, sleepy, always tired, depression, children, kidsYou may be surprised by how many children deal with depression. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Studies has released the following statistics:

  • Children in Elementary School – 2% depression risk
  • Teens and Preteens – 8 % depression risk

While those percentages may seem low, that translates into millions of children.

In the UK, one study of 542 12 to 18-year-olds revealed a connection between depression and chronic illness. The children in the study all suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. 29% of the children also experienced depression, and others faced anxiety problems. Clearly these stats show that chronic illness increases the risk of depression in youths.

Perhaps this is because children with chronic fatigue are often in pain and thus irritable. This can also result in social isolation which contributes to depression.

The Solution to Chronic Fatigue Related Depression in St. Charles, IL

Upper cervical chiropractic care provides an alternative treatment method that has found success in helping those with chronic fatigue. Rather than popping and cracking the spine as in general chiropractic, upper cervical chiropractic involves specific and gentle adjustments. How do these adjustments treat chronic fatigue?

Upper cervical care goes after the underlying cause of many chronic health issues. Whether it is chronic fatigue, depression, or another related issue, a misalignment of the upper cervical spine may be the cause. This is because even a slight misalignment can affect the function of the brainstem. It can also reduce the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood. This has many effects on both the brain and the body.

This makes upper cervical chiropractic a treatment that can provide natural and side-effect-free relief for numerous health problems. Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter of St. Charles, Illinois has been trained and is experienced in the art of diagnosing and treating upper cervical misalignments. A consultation may be a person’s first step in finding relief from a chronic illness.

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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at