Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care: Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, Louisiana
Have you ever experienced pain and numbness in your wrist and hands? If so, you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a progressive condition, caused by a pinched median nerve around the wrist area, which starts with mild symptoms, including a slight tingling or numbness. Over the course of time, some individuals begin to experience sharp, shooting pains. Unfortunately, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome doesn’t go away on its own and most people either learn to live with it or they have surgery to correct the issue.
Carpal Tunnel can develop because some people have smaller carpal tunnels than others. This makes the compression of the media nerve for likely. In others, CTS can develop because of an injury to the wrist that causes swelling, over-activity of the pituitary gland, hypothyroidism, diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, mechanical problems in the wrist joint, poor work ergonomics, repeated use of vibrating hand tools, and fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause.
Can Chiropractic Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Will I Have To Have Surgery?
Chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can potentially eliminate the need for a surgery or prescription medication. Early diagnosis, which involves an examination by a medical professional through light therapy techniques testing strength and flexibility, is critical to receiving the right type of care plan and resolving symptoms. Frequent chiropractic treatment improves range-of-motion and flexibility, and is a gentle and noninvasive alternative to the the harsh effects and long-term recovery period of surgery.
Other Things That Can Be Done
The American Chiropractic Association recommends the following:
- Perform on-the-job conditioning, such as stretching and light exercises.
- Take frequent rest breaks.
- Wear splints to help keep the wrists straight.
- Use fingerless gloves to help keep the hands warm and flexible.
- Use correct posture and wrist position.
- To minimize workplace injuries, jobs can be rotated among workers. Employers can also develop programs in ergonomics—the process of adapting workplace conditions and job demands to workers’ physical capabilities.
If you have Carpal Tunnel or suspect you have, give our office a call. We would love to help and see if we can prevent you from having to have surgery.
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