Today, many people work from home sitting in front of a computer all day. The repetitive motion of typing and clicking places a lot of stress on your fingers, hands, and wrists. If you notice numbness, tingling, or pain in these areas, you may have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Fournautely, there are several treatments available for CTS. If you’ve been asking yourself, “Can a chiropractor help carpal tunnel syndrome?” the answer is yes! Keep reading to find out how this non-invasive treatment can help you.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is incredibly common, affecting about three to six percent of adults in the United States. It’s a recurring stress injury that impacts the carpal tunnel, which is the passageway from the wrist to the hand made up of tendons, ligaments, and bones. The carpal tunnel is responsible for protecting the median nerve that provides motor and sensory functions to your fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome can create varying degrees of discomfort including, weakness and numbness in the fingers and hands.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Doctors sometimes suggest aggressive treatments, like surgery or injections, to help alleviate the pain, but carpal tunnel treatment without the complications and risks of those approaches is possible. If you’re looking for a safe and effective treatment for your carpal tunnel, you can count on Academy Injury & Health and our team of chiropractors to assist you with holistic treatments so you can be pain-free and comfortable.
Can a Chiropractor Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs from constant pressure on the median nerve, which can be caused by several things—one being a misaligned spine. Your chiropractor can determine if a problem in your upper spine is causing discomfort. If so, they will work with you using chiropractic adjustments to relieve pressure on the nerve. If your chiropractor suspects the pain is stemming from pressure at the carpal tunnel, manipulations of your wrist or elbow will help ensure all the bones, ligaments, and tendons are properly aligned. Chiropractic manipulations and adjustments help confirm the structure of the carpal tunnel is correct. After treatment, your body will begin to recover naturally, and you may notice your inflammation and the “pins and needles” sensation subsiding.
If your symptoms continue or worsen after chiropractic treatment, you should seek care from a medical professional. Your doctor can properly diagnose you and create a treatment plan to help minimize the pain.
Why Choose Academy Injury & Health for Your Carpal Tunnel Treatment?
At Academy Injury & Health, our team of chiropractors has been providing personalized care for our carpal tunnel patients across Bucks and Montgomery Counties. We are firm believers that you can return to the level of comfort you have been searching for without surgery. If you’ve been looking for a chiropractor for your carpal tunnel treatment, contact our office today at (215) 637-1212 to set up an appointment with one of our chiropractors. We can’t wait to help restore comfort back into your life!