Do you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome?
…And feel like you’ve tried everything to recover from the symptoms associated with it? You may not have realized that chiropractic care can actually help with your CTS symptoms.
It’s a common condition with more people getting diagnosed every year and being one of the most common surgeries performed here in North America. Common symptoms of CTS like tingling, burning, and numbness make it difficult to function on a daily basis, and you may even find that it’s a challenge to properly grasp things. While surgery and other treatments are available, chiropractic care may actually be the
best non-invasive option. Take a look at what it can do for you.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you’re just learning about the condition, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which portions of the hand lose or are limited in feeling and movement due to swelling of the carpal tunnel – the narrow passageway in the wrist that allows the median nerve to pass through the tunnel extending from the spine to the hand. This condition can happen in men or women, but it is more likely to occur in women for reasons unknown.
The condition is somewhat difficult to diagnose and it can be a challenge to pinpoint where the issue began. For example, sometimes repetitive motions can cause the condition, such as construction work or typing, while in other cases, it could be caused by genetics or from having a smaller carpal tunnel than others.
When diagnosing the condition, the symptoms are often connected with arthritis, disc degeneration in the cervical portion of the spine causing median nerve irritation, or spinal subluxations. It’s easy to misdiagnose with one of these conditions since they show the same symptoms of numbing or tingling.
Traditional treatments and what Chiropractic care can do
Your medical doctor has likely had you scheduled for surgery or offered an invasive treatment option such as steroid injections. Unfortunately, these are the most common treatment options and almost half of the time, surgical treatment isn’t successful. This is likely because many times patients have been misdiagnosed. When you get alternative (but not so much alternative anymore), non-invasive treatment such as Chiropractic care, you offer your body a natural solution before attempting anything more invasive. When you suspect you have CTS, you can talk to us about Chiropractic care to correct the problem before having drugs or surgery administered.
As a Chiropractor, we’re familiar with adjusting the spine to get things back to normal by gently caring for areas of concern such as your wrist, elbow, or cervical spine where the median nerve originates. Rather than allowing the pain to continue and damage to occur to your hand or thumb, chiropractic adjustments have been proven to help get your body back into working order.