Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when pressure or a squeeze on the median nerve causes pain. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the palm and runs through a passage in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen for several reasons: overworked hand use, hand or wrist positions, and pregnancy. Typing on a computer, using a cell phone, and even working can cause pain for people who suffer from Carpal tunnel.
Symptoms of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Many people experience different symptoms of carpal tunnel, such as:
- Burning, tingling, or itching in the palm of hand or fingers.
- Weakness in hand or trouble holding things.
- Tingling or numbness in fingers. Usually the thumb, index, or middle fingers.
- Pain in hand or fingers while sleeping
Individuals who make the same motions with their hands or wrist over and over again. Such as an assembly line workers, sewers, bakers, cashiers, hairstylists, or musicians will have a higher risk of getting carpal tunnel. Additionally, women are three times more likely than men to get carpel tunnel.
Carpal Tunnel Chiropractor or Surgery
While some doctors will recommend getting surgery to help ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, others recommend visiting a chiropractor to work and manipulate the nerve.
Chiropractors can accurately diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and use their unique expertise on nerve entrapment syndromes, like carpal tunnel.
Chiropractors use carpal tunnel manipulation for a pain-free treatment that is non-invasive and cost-efficient compared to surgery. Choosing a chiropractor is a natural way to relieve your pain instead of relying on pain meds.
A Chiropractor can manipulate the joints of the neck and arms. Their objective is to improve the mobility of the joints and loosen the muscles through which the nerves pass, particularly the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel.
Carpal Tunnel Exercises
Doing carpal tunnel exercises and carpal tunnel manipulation can reduce inflammation, pain, and numbness that are symptoms of carpal tunnel.
Several carpal tunnel exercises help reduce the pain and numbness, such as wrist extensions, wrist flexions, and medial nerve glides. A chiropractor can also show you different exercises to use after and before your chiropractic appointments.
Awaken Your Child’s Greatest Innate Power
At Westchase Chiropractic, our goal is to awaken your most excellent innate power and will not let carpal tunnel syndrome get in the way. Carpal tunnel manipulation can alleviate pressure in the median nerve in the cervical spine. We use gentle handling of the wrist and elbow can relieve median nerve pressure.
The chiropractic adjustments improve the connection from the brain to all the organs, glands, and systems of the body. Contact us to make an appointment with us today.