Symptoms You May Experience with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the hand and arm. Several factors contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. These include the anatomy of your wrist, underlying health problems, subluxations, and the way in which you use your hands.
The carpal tunnel is bound by bones and ligaments, and is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist. It protects the main nerve to the hand, as well as the nine tendons that allow you to bend your fingers.
When this nerve becomes pinched or compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts slowly with numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Wrist discomfort may also occur. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially in the thumb, index, middle, or ring fingers.
- Weakness in your hand with a tendency to drop objects.
The numbness or tingling generally starts up when holding an object such as a steering wheel, cell phone, or book. It also occurs upon waking and when typing at a computer for extended periods of time. As carpal tunnel progresses, this feeling of numbness and tingling becomes more and more frequent.
Chiropractic Can Help Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in the hand becomes compressed. This nerve runs from the forearm through the passageway in your wrist, called the carpal tunnel. This nerve controls the feeling to the palm side of your thumb and fingers (except for the pinky). It also provides nerve signals that control the motor function to the muscles near your thumb.
Surgery to correct carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the common medical approach for treatment. Not only is this expensive and involves a lengthy and painful recovery time, this type of surgery only corrects one aspect of CTS, the median nerve. In fact, in 75 percent of carpal tunnel surgeries, symptoms return within 2 years of corrective surgery!
Research shows that the pain in the wrist and arm associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is indicative of issues elsewhere in the body. This wrist and arm pain is actually caused by misalignments of bones, ligaments, and muscles in the neck!
The University of Maryland Medical Center credits chiropractic as an effective treatment for CTS. In fact, chiropractic treatment of CTS has proven to restore strength and range of motion while reducing pain.
Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN can help treat your carpal tunnel syndrome! The chiropractic approach to treatment is natural, safe, and effective. It focuses on identifying subluxations in the wrist, neck, and spine that are impairing nerve function and causing the pain and numbness in the arm, wrist, and fingers. By addressing these subluxations, your carpal tunnel syndrome gets treated at its source! This provides longer lasting, non-invasive relief to an incredibly nagging and painful syndrome.
Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic has many years of experience in treating carpal tunnel syndrome with chiropractic care. Contact her office today at 615-203-3505 for your appointment.
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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic?
There are many benefits of chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. While prescription and over the counter medicines, steroid injections, as well as surgery and wrist braces, are common treatments for CTS, they do not address the root of the problem. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome are unsuccessful. 75 percent of surgeries that are deemed successful do not permanently fix the problem; instead, the pain typically returns within 2 years.These treatment options simply treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, not its source.
Chiropractic care gets to the root of your carpal tunnel syndrome and treats its source. Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic can identify subluxations in the wrist, spine, and neck that are compromising the median nerve. With her expertise, she can perform adjustments that will correct these subluxations, and treat your CTS pain! Manipulation of the neck and wrist, stretching exercises, and soft-tissue myofascial release are just a few of the therapies Dr. Dee can use to help treat your carpal tunnel pain.
By treating carpal tunnel syndrome at its source, the pain, numbness, and tingling that often accompanies CTS can cease. This means no more pain medications with nasty side effects, no more pain throughout the work day, and more productivity in your day.
Because the median nerve, which is the one impacted by CTS, originates in the spine, doctors of chiropractic are more than qualified to treat this condition. In fact, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and the University of Maryland Medical Center list chiropractic as an effective treatment for CTS.
If you are experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, and would like to try a natural approach to treating it, give Healing Hands Chiropractic a call today. (615) 203-3505 Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, our clinic treats carpal tunnel syndrome pain at its source!
Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an incredibly painful condition. Dr. Dee and her amazing staff at Healing Hands Chiropractic can help! If you’re ready to try a natural, safe, and effective treatment plan for CTS, look no further. Our primary goal is to have each patient leave the clinic feeling better than when they came in.
With her high level of care, passion for chiropractic, and love of her job, Dr. Dee is the best choice in Murfreesboro and its surrounding areas for your chiropractic needs. With almost a decade’s worth of experience in chiropractic, Dr. Dee is an expert in the field. She is thoughtful, thorough, and passionate about helping each patient live their best life.
Do not accept carpal tunnel syndrome as a normal part of everyday life. This incredibly painful condition can be treated without the use of steroids, over the counter, and prescription medications. Carpal tunnel surgery can be prevented!