If you spend a lot of time on the computer or using your hands for other tasks, you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, chiropractic care can help. While medications offer temporary relief, chiropractic care works to treat the root cause of your pain or discomfort to prevent it from returning. Visit Back & Neck Care Chiropractic in Vancouver for professional treatment for your carpal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is pain or discomfort in the wrist and hand. This pain can radiate up the arm and is often worse at night. Other symptoms include:
- Tingling or numbness in the hand or fingers
- Weakness in the hand or fingers
- Difficulty gripping or holding objects
- A feeling of "clumsiness" in the hand
Causes of Carpal Tunnel
Several things can contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Some of the more common causes include:
When you repeatedly perform the same motion, it can strain the tissues and muscles in that area. Repetitive motion is one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in people who are obese since they have extra pressure on their wrists from the extra weight.
Pregnancy can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The added weight of the baby puts pressure on the wrists and causes them to swell.
Arthritis is another common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. The inflammation from arthritis can compress the nerve and cause pain.
Diabetes can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves, leading to pain and numbness in the hands and fingers.
Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel
If you think you may have carpal tunnel, the first thing you should do is see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Our chiropractor will perform a physical examination and may order imaging tests, such as x-rays, to confirm the diagnosis.
Once our chiropractor diagnoses carpal tunnel syndrome, we will use techniques such as:
Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Our chiropractor will use their hands to manipulate the bones in the wrist and hand. This will take the pressure off the nerves and reduce pain and inflammation.
We will use techniques to knead and rub the muscles in the wrist and hand. This will help to reduce inflammation and pain.
Book an Appointment with Our Chiropractor Today!
If you think you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, don't hesitate to contact our team. Call our office today at (360) 253-6674 and schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at Back & Neck Care Chiropractic in Vancouver, WA.