Carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes pain in the wrists, fingers, and hands, is common. Carpal tunnel treatment options typically include medication and surgery. Chiropractic care offers a more effective and safer alternative to surgery that provides lasting relief for patients with chronic pain.
The median nerve is located in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway at the wrist. This nerve can sometimes become compressed, leading to symptoms such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The following symptoms may be present: radiating pain from the fingers to the wrist, up the forearm and toward the shoulder, tingling, burning, and numbness, or hand and finger weakness. These symptoms affect the thumb, index, and middle fingers as well as the wrist, forearm, and wrist, and are typically mild, at first. Pains can become more severe if not treated. Patients may have trouble with fine motor tasks and dropping items due to weakening of the affected area. Delaying treatment can cause permanent nerve and muscle damage.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works
Many people believe that chiropractors treat only back conditions. Chiropractors are highly skilled medical professionals that can treat any type of joint, including those in the wrist, hand, and fingers. A thorough examination of your symptoms, and functional ability will be part of your first visit with a chiropractor. A chiropractor will also ask questions about your medical history. Your chiropractor will then create a personalized carpal tunnel treatment plan. This will address the root cause of your condition. This is the core of chiropractic care: treating the root cause of your condition, not just the symptoms. These modalities may be part of your chiropractic treatment plan:
● Soft tissue therapy: Your chiropractor can use soft tissue treatments to relieve trigger points, which are hard knots in the muscles that cause your symptoms.
● Spinal manipulation: Subluxations (misalignments in the vertebrae of the spine) can sometimes cause symptoms such as pain in the arm, wrist, and hand. To gently realign the vertebrae, and relieve pressure on the nerve, a chiropractor can perform spinal manipulation.
● Arm manipulation: The chiropractor can gently manipulate the arm to relieve pressure on the median nerve if your carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by problems in the wrist, arm or arm.
St. Paul Chiropractic Carpal Tunnel Therapy
St. Paul Chiropractic can help you avoid the need for surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Instead, we will give you better health with drug-free treatments. They have been treating patients with repetitive stress injuries in St. Paul, MN for nearly 25 years. To offer the best possible treatments to his patients, Dr. Chris Lilja and staff are committed to continuing education.