If you are experiencing pain, tingling, and numbness in your arm or hand, it may be carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition in the United States, affecting 3-6% of adults in the U.S. alone. Many doctors will recommend harsh treatments to treat carpal tunnel symptoms, such as steroid injections and surgery, which can both come with a post-treatment recovery period, as well as major side effects and risks.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective method of pain relief for carpal tunnel syndrome, addressing the cause of your pain through gentle manual manipulations and adjustments for lasting relief.
How Can Manual Adjustments Relieve Underlying Pain?
Chiropractic manual adjustments target the underlying source of your carpal tunnel pain to directly treat the cause for effective pain relief. When you make an appointment at our clinic for an adjustment, a chiropractor will take the whole body into consideration, using specialized methods and techniques to determine what problems are causing your carpal tunnel pain, and provide a viable solution for relief. This can be anything from issues in the upper spine, pressure on the nerve, or misalignments or stress in the wrist or elbow.
No matter the cause, chiropractors are able to directly address these issues through non-invasive, painless manual adjustments and specialized chiropractic techniques to relieve pressure and realign the body, bringing you relief from your pain right at the source.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues in the wrist compress major nerves leading to the hand, otherwise known as the median nerve, which starts at the group of spinal bones that form the neck, and runs all the way down the arm through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist.
This condition can be caused by repetitive movements, such as typing, or any other work-related repetitive motions, or conditions which cause pressure and additional issues with the medial nerve, such as hypothyroidism, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Shock-like sensations
- Weakness and difficulty grasping objects
Typically these symptoms are felt in the arm, shoulder, hand, or fingers. If carpal tunnel syndrome goes untreated, it can worsen, causing permanent damage to the nerve, and resulting in chronic, debilitating symptoms.
By coming in to see a chiropractor early on when you first start experiencing symptoms, you can cease the progression of the carpal tunnel syndrome before it gets to the point where it can cause permanent damage.
What Other Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat?
A few other common conditions that chiropractic care can help treat include:
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Elbow pain, or tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Foot pain, or plantar fasciitis
- Sprains and strains
- And more
Chiropractic care is an excellent, non-invasive, and effective solution for carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as other types of pain, that can help relieve tension, strain, and compression of the nerves through manual manipulations and hands-on techniques. These specialized chiropractic treatment methods all work to realign the body, bringing healing and relief straight to the source of your pain.
To learn more about how chiropractic care works as a viable solution for carpal tunnel syndrome and other common conditions, call us today and set up an initial appointment with one of our chiropractors.