Do you experience pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or hands? These symptoms may make it difficult for fine motor movements, such as buttoning your shirt, or cause you to drop objects. You may be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, which impacts 3 to 6% of adults in the United States. Certain risk factors include previous wrist injuries and repetitive motions such as improper form when typing throughout the workday or using vibrating machinery. Luckily, chiropractic care can help with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the wrist tissues compress one of the hand’s major nerves — the median nerve. This nerve begins in your cervical spine, which is the group of bones in your neck. This nerve runs from your neck through your arm and then through a narrow passage in your wrist, called the carpal tunnel. Pressures in this nerve, in the spine or the carpal tunnel, can cause the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment is an excellent option.
Chiropractors are experts on how pinched and impacted nerves affect the body and its functions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often difficult to diagnose, but at Balance Family Chiropractic, we can work with you to diagnose this ailment. The earlier you can get a diagnosis for carpal tunnel syndrome, the quicker we can get you on the road to recovery.
We will then set up a treatment plan by addressing the underlying cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Our doctors can assess if your nerve is being pinched in the cervical spine or lower in your body at the wrist or throughout the arm. They will then work to relieve the pressure at the impacted spot through gentle, non-invasive spinal manipulations called a chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic care is gentle. In our office, we treat newborns and seniors, and everyone in between. Due to the increase of computers in our everyday lives, now more than ever, chiropractic care can dramatically increase mobility and reduce pain from carpal tunnel syndrome.
In addition to regular visits to our office, our doctors also recommend these tips:
- Regular on-the-job exercises and stretching
- Frequent rest breaks from repetitive motions
- Rotate jobs when possible
- Learn correct posture and check throughout the day that you’re using it
- Use ice when experiencing pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and not performing work
- Keep your hands warm — fingerless gloves may come in handy when unable to change the temperature
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the doctors at Balance Family Chiropractic will perform a consultation and examination to fully evaluate your body’s needs and abilities.
You don’t have to live your life in pain. Call Balance Family today to increase your overall wellness and mobility.