About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition involving the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. It occurs when the median nerve gets compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel in the wrist made up of bones and soft tissues including nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the fingers, hand and wrist, and can travel up into the forearm. Some people say that their fingers feel swollen even when there is no swelling present.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should be diagnosed and treated early. A standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck will help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder.
Treatment may vary depending on the diagnosis. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy and possibly physical therapy. X-rays or other diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine the best care for your condition. Proper posture and movement as instructed by your chiropractor can help prevent recurrences.
We can help you determine what is causing your pain and the best steps to alleviate your symptoms.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by repetitive motion, such as typing, or completing repetitive motions with the hands like assembly line work. These actions may cause pain and injury over time.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel
Typically, chiropractic care, for CTS is to address the problematic wrist and elbow, as well as adjustments of the upper spine. It may be advised to rest the affected arm, apply cold to reduce inflammation, perform recommended exercises, or wear a splint and or brace to immobilize the area.
Some common treatments we use for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include: Chiropractic care of the wrist, arm, and upper spine: Misalignment in the spine does contribute to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. We aim to correct improper alignment in your spine. We administer care for more than just relieving pain. The ultimate goal is to help restore and maintain the body’s natural state of ideal health.