Are you having trouble grasping objects? Do you have burning or tingling in your hands and fingers? If you are suffering from any of these things you may be living with carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is not something that you have to live with and relief can be found.
How Do You Know If You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Symptoms of carpal tunnel may include burning, numbness, or tingling in the wrist, fingers, or palm of the hand. This can be accompanied with a shooting pain in the hand or arms when grasping or holding objects. Because of this, you may be dropping objects or are not able to perform daily tasks without the help of another person. Asking for help and failing to perform the simplest tasks can be frustrating and could possibly make you feel hopeless. This condition can disrupt your job and can make life very hard. Some people struggling with this condition turn to surgery to relieve their pain and restore mobility. About 200,000 people have the surgery each year and it is more common among women. Surgery is not a solution and it is not uncommon for the symptoms and pain to return a couple years after surgery.
If you are struggling with a similar condition and cannot find relief with medication or braces, there is another all-natural option to treat your pain –chiropractic.
Anatomy of the Wrist
The wrist joint is made up of a system of ligaments that help to support the hand and arm. There is a very narrow space that exists between the wrist joint and the ligaments that is referred to as the carpal tunnel. A nerve that is commonly called the median nerve which exists from the beginning tunnel and travels through the thumb and the first three fingers. When the group of ligaments experiences trauma, stress, or anything that causes the ligaments to swell, the space throughout the tunnel is constricted and pressure is placed on the median nerve. The pressure causes pain which may burn, tingle, or shoot throughout the hand and arm. If the condition is not treated for an extended period of time the muscles within the hand an arm may begin to deteriorate permanently and disrupt your daily life.
There are several things that may cause the swelling of the ligaments in the area. This includes:
- Repetitive motions
Much like the spine, the wrist is comprised of several bones that must fit together. If any one of these bones fall out of alignment it can cause issues within the wrist and make the ligaments within the wrist swell. A misalignment within the spine or another part of the body can cause a chain reaction within the body and may push the wrist bones out of alignment.
There are several possible treatments to carpal tunnel syndrome. These could include:
- Braces or splints
- Medications and prescriptions
- Drugs and pain relievers that can be received over the counter
Not even one of these treatments focus on the actual cause of carpal tunnel, they merely focus on the symptoms. By doing this, carpal tunnel syndrome is never relieved permanently and the condition usually returns after a few years. Don’t be discouraged, there is hope for those suffering with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome –chiropractic.
Seek Chiropractic Treatment Today
Chiropractic is a natural way to help relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractors work with your body to treat the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms of it. Chiropractors are extensively education on how the body works with the nervous system. In the spine, when even one bone is out of place, the nervous system is disrupted and messages that are sent from the brain can be deterred causing other issues throughout the body. A chiropractor is able to find where your spine might be out of alignment and work to realign the bones in both your spine and within your wrist.
Top Rated Chiropractors
Our Top Rated Chiropractors have been highly successful in treating the source of carpal tunnel in patients and are willing to speak with you about your symptoms. Each chiropractic treatment is different and a personalized plan for treatment will be made for you.
Chiropractic care is not a cure but rather a treatment option. Results are not the same for everyone and success is dependent on each induvial case. Our Top Rated Chiropractors may use several different methods of treatment including nutrition treatments, treatments with devices and tools, or manual adjustments.
Call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors for a consultation today to see if chiropractic treatment might be right in treating your carpal tunnel syndrome. You don’t have to live with the painful and embarrassing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome so look for treatment today.