Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When people think “chiropractic,” it usually brings to mind back and neck problems. But chiropractic is beneficial for many conditions, and it can improve quality of life for people who suffer from a broad range of ailments. One such condition is carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress injury. Chiropractic can be a beneficial treatment for patients seeking non-surgical relief from this ailment that has become all too common in the modern world.

The main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, include pain and tingling sensation in the fingers, wrists, and hands. Patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome also experience numbness in the fingers and fingertips.

CTS is often caused by a nerve that is pinched or impinged due to repetitive actions of the wrist, fingers, and arms. CTS results in swelling around the tendons in the carpal tunnel region, and this swelling is responsible for the pain, numbness, and tingling sensation in the fingers, wrists, and arms.

It’s also common for these types of symptoms to exist when there is a neck misalignment, history of auto injury, or other spinal conditions. The nerves of the neck control all the nerves of our arms and hands. If the nerves of the neck are being compressed, wrist and hand pain is a common symptom. Your doctor of chiropractic is trained to determine whether your condition is a true carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel chiropractic treatment involves maneuvering and manipulating the wrists, arms, elbows and upper region of the spinal cord to help normalize structure and reduce nerve irritation. Your therapy could also involve massage and the wearing of wrist supports.

Chiropractic treatment in patients suffering from CTS helps restore full range of motion in the arms, improved finger sensation, nerve sensation, and provides relief from pain, numbness, and the tingling sensation after repeated sessions.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and would like to give chiropractic a try, give us a call at (850) 785-8311 today!

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