Chiropractic Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It is estimated that 3% of American adults will suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in their life. In fact, carpal tunnel accounts for 50% of American workplace injuries. While carpal tunnel can be treated with cortisol injections and surgery, more chiropractic care offers sufferers a more natural approach to healing and pain relief.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Your carpal tunnel is a band of soft tissue located on the front side of your wrist, where you would wear a watch. This band of tissue contains tendons, nerves, and blood vessels that are responsible for operating your hand.
Causes and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when this band of tissue becomes damaged. This damage happens through a variety of means including repetitive motion such as typing, repetitive irritation of the median nerve, fluid retention, and compression.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Loss of finger sensitivity
- Numbness or tingling in your fingers
For some people, the pain of carpal tunnel can be so severe, it causes them to lose sleep each night.
Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel
The problem with traditional treatments for carpal tunnel, such as cortisol injections and surgery, is that they don’t address all of the causes of the condition. The syndrome is typically caused by a variety of issues, not just an injury to the site of the carpal tunnel.
Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to healing, helping to treat all of the possible causes without the need for invasive surgery or using medications with negative side effects. Treatments can offer pain relief as well as address the loss of sensitivity in your fingers and hands. In addition, chiropractic care can determine if part of your issue may stem from a spinal issue. Oftentimes, misalignments of the spine can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic uses natural and effective treatments to reduce pain, improve nerve function, and increase your strength and range of motion.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and would like a free consultation, please give us a call or stop by our offices.