DID YOU KNOW?
Carpal Tunnel surgery is the second most common musculoskeletal surgery performed in the US each year. But it’s not the only way to resolve your unwanted wrist pain.
What is carpal tunnel?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the nerves in your wrist. The pain occurs when tissues surrounding the nerves traveling from your arm to your hand become swollen.
This inflammation pinches the nerves causing pain. It starts off dull and achy but progresses to numbness and burning in the palms and fingers.
It’s a condition that affects more than 8 million Americans each year. Chiropractic care is a safe, non-surgical alternative to defeat pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
How do we diagnose carpal tunnel?
First, we want to locate the source of your wrist pain. We do that by conducting an exam.
As Chiropractors, we are trained to locate and treat nerve related injuries, using a unique hands-on technique. We’ll look at the movements that cause your wrist pain and then examine the muscles and ligaments in the affected area.
When we confirm the diagnosis, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan to help you get back to full strength.
How do we treat wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel?
Surgery isn’t the only option. When nerve problems cause wrist pain, these Chiropractic treatment options have been proven to help relieve symptoms.
- Spinal & Wrist Adjustments – when pain is related to nerve issues in your neck or arm, adjustments may be used to realign the spine, arm, and wrist, which opens up nerve pathways.
- Massage Therapy – deep tissue massage helps reduce inflammation and improve circulation to promote natural healing in your wrist.
- Therapeutic Exercises – helps improve flexibility, stability, reduce muscle stiffness, and prevent further injury.
- Lifestyle Guidance – learn to avoid strains that trigger wrist pain so you can avoid surgery and long-term use of pain medication.