Chiropractic & Carpal Tunnel: Wave Goodbye To Wrist Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CPT) is a common and painful hand condition that currently affects at least 5% of the working population.
It is caused when the median nerve – which runs from your neck to your hand – gets compressed within the 8 small bones that make up the “tunnel” in your wrist. This compression can cause irritation of the tendons as well as a build-up of inflammation… leading to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, and reduction in the wrist’s strength or range of motion.
CPT most often occurs from overuse and commonly affects people that regularly use computers, play instruments, or work on an assembly line. It can also result from old wrist injuries, such as a fracture. And while traditional medicine recommends treating the syndrome with drug therapy, steroid injections, or surgical release, chiropractic care is quickly becoming a popular and effective treatment option.
Beyond the fact that regular adjustments are going to be more cost-effective than most drugs or surgery, chiropractic takes a holistic approach to recovery. Not only can a chiropractor correct misalignments in your spine and extremities, but they can help to mobilize the carpal bones, nerves, and surrounding soft tissue… resulting in improved wrist strength and range of motion. It is their ability to release the compression within the carpal tunnel of your wrist that allows the inflammation to dissipate and the nerves to communicate effectively once again.
And it doesn’t stop there! Along with improving symptoms in a non-invasive way, a chiropractor can also help to prevent future flare-ups by providing ergonomic strategies for both work and home. This means attacking the problem at its source so you can feel confident about taking on your day, pain-free.
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