Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common workplace injuries, and is characterized by weakness, tingling, numbness and pain in your hand. It occurs when the median nerve is squeezed or compressed and tends to get worse over time if not treated, and can eventually cause permanent damage.
In the past, it was thought that the only treatment for carpal tunnel was with surgery, and while some medical doctors still recommend this, research has shown that over half of the surgeries for this are unsuccessful and in the end don’t relieve the symptoms at all.
Fortunately, there is another treatment available that doesn’t involve the risks that surgery entails. What Researchers are finding out is that the pain and symptoms related to carpal tunnel are actually related to problems with misalignments of bones, ligaments and muscles in the neck, making it easily treatable with Chiropractic care. In fact, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and The University of Maryland Medical Center list Chiropractic as a viable and recommended treatment.
How Can Chiropractic Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
First, a visit to your Chiropractor will involve a through physical exam and consultation, often with X-Rays designed to find the root cause of your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and how much long term damage has been done, your Chiropractor will devise a treatment plan that will involve a comprehensive approach. Some possible treatments will involve:
* Wrist Supports which will help to keep the wrist in proper alignment
* Rest and cold packs to reduce inflammation
* Ultrasound Therapy which involves sound waves that penetrate deep and help to alleviate the pain, relax the muscles and reduce inflammation
* Massage Therapy designed to relax the muscles and relieve tension
* Exercises to strengthen the muscles and relieve pain
* Chiropractic manipulation designed to realign the spine and bring your body back to optimal functioning
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or have been diagnosed by your medical doctor and would like to try and avoid surgery, Johnson Chiropractic can help! Dr.Johnson has almost 20 years experience treating Carpal Tunnel and other spine related injuries and accepts most insurance plans.
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