Many persons who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can experience relief from the pain with the help of a chiropractor. As a muscular skeletal specialist, a chiropractor treats patients who suffer from this form of repetitive strain injury. Chiropractic treatments are a safe and effective alternative to invasive surgical procedures and can address a wide range of issues, including carpal tunnel syndrome.Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Chiropractic Care
Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive strain injury that affects soft tissue. The carpal tunnel is a narrow “tunnel” in the wrist that allows the median nerve to pass through. The median nerve connects the spine with the hand. When the carpal tunnel is swollen, it can compress the median nerve. This often results in pain and numbness as well as reduced feeling in the wrist, hand, and fingers. Though experts are uncertain as to why, women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
The accompanying pain and discomfort causes many persons to take sick days at work because they are unable to perform their job duties. The pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes sufferers to experience sleep loss on a consistent basis. The potential loss of income, pain, and impaired quality of life renders carpal tunnel syndrome a serious condition.
Chiropractic Care: an Alternative to Risky Surgery and Steroid Injections
Many people who suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome turned to surgery as a means of treating their condition. Unfortunately, almost half of the surgeries performed to reverse carpal tunnel syndrome are unsuccessful. When a patient considers surgery for their condition, they risk undergoing invasive surgery that may not offer the results they wish to achieve, and any surgery contains additional risks. The risks include negative reactions to anesthesia, infection, surgical mistakes, and more.
Steroid injections are another common approach to treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, and it too is often an unsuccessful solution. Steroids carry their own risks when patients receive injections.
By contrast, a chiropractor does not use surgery to treat their patients. In addition, chiropractic treatments do not involve prescription medications. A chiropractor uses safe and proven methods to relieve patients’ symptoms from carpal tunnel syndrome that may include numbness, tingling and burning sensations, and limited mobility. After an exam, you will have a clearer understanding of your treatment options. Depending on the severity of your condition,
The median nerve connects to the spine. If one or more vertebrae are out of alignment and are compressing that nerve, it can lead to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Our chiropractor can perform a gentle manipulation of the spine and vertebrae to recover proper alignment and allow the median nerve to recover full functionality. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor to learn more.
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