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Posted on 05-18-2012

chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel pain management.jpgCarpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has become a prevalent issue for many people who spend hours typing at their computers or laptops, or work in an assembly line. Anyone with CTS knows all too well about the pain involved in the pinched nerve in the wrist, as well as the radiating pain, tingling, and numbness that spreads into the hand and up the arm. Our chiropractor, Dr. Michaux, or his associates, Dr. Fike and Dr. Warner can treat carpal tunnel syndrome and provide pain management, to restore your functionality.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Definition and Causes

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by a pinched median nerve, located within the carpal tunnel on the hand's palm side near the thumb, extending from the forearm into the hand. The nerve becomes "pinched" when its surrounding muscles or tissues become irritated or inflamed, applying pressure on the nerve. The result is radiating pain, tingling, numbness, and even weakness that may result in losing the ability to grip and hold objects with the affected hand.

The most common cause of CTS is prolonged, repetitive movement, such as typing, using hand tools or vibrating equipment, or performing assembly line work. Other causes may be related to existing physiological conditions, such as a fractured wrist, inflammatory or nerve-damaging conditions, or changes in the body's fluid levels.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Strategic, experienced chiropractic adjustments to the wrist can provide pain management for CTS. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may also benefit from some form of physical therapy, to restore flexibility and range of motion.

Our chiropractor can also show you how to do stretching and strengthening exercises at home or work, to further manage pain and improve flexibility.

Misaligned vertebrae in the neck or back may contribute to CTS. In these cases, spinal manipulation effectively treats CTS symptoms.

Please call us today at 352-243-7300 if you have concerns about CTS or need to make an appointment with our chiropractor. We know pain management is important to help you function normally, so please seek chiropractic help to prevent nerve and tissue damage.

What type of pain or pinched nerve sensations have you experienced in your wrist? What kind of care have you tried so far?

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