Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What can you do?
Is surgery for Carpal Tunnel the only option?
The wrist is made of 8 small bones in a tight compartment. Nerves that control the hand and wrist begin in the neck. Strong tendons from the forearm muscles cross over the wrist bones and through their compartment to move the hand in its many directions.
Repeated activities or traumas create tension and imbalance in the muscles, causing them to shorten. Shortened muscles put pressure on the joints, reducing their function. The neck experiences many traumas that also cause joint dysfunction. This loss of function is irritating to joints and creates inflammation. Inflammation in the wrist damages the median nerve causing the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Once symptoms are present, rest is needed and surgery is often recommended.
There is another option…
There is another effective alternative. Chiropractic care has successfully treated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by addressing the original cause. By moving the bones of the wrist, by massaging the muscles of the forearm and by adjusting the cervical spine, proper function is restored and inflammation is reduced.
As a Chiropractor, I teach my patients proper ergonomic positioning and posture to help prevent the condition from recurring.
I have treated many people who were told they would require surgery. Most that followed through with chiropractic care did not sacrifice their wrists to the knife.
If you have questions on how chiropractic care might help you, please Contact my office.
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