Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the median nerve is pinched and results in numbness, weakness, and pain in the wrist. This condition is the most common type of entrapment neuropathy, where one of the body's peripheral nerves is pinched or compressed.
Timely diagnosis and treatment can stop the condition from worsening and causing permanent damage to your nerves. We offer non-surgical, safe, and natural methods to treat your condition at Lotus Chiropractic Care.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The median nerve runs from the cervical spine through the carpal tunnel to your fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues around your wrist compress the median nerve. This happens when the transverse carpal ligament (the fibrous roof of the carpal tunnel) tightens, causing pressure on the nerves. Alternatively, the capitate bone may impinge the nerve going from the wrist to the fingers.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands and wrists are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. For most patients, the symptoms tend to be worse on the side of their thumbs.
In some cases, the pain or numbness may travel up the forearms and into the shoulders, making everyday activities challenging.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel
If left unaddressed, carpal tunnel syndrome can damage the median nerve and result in chronic pain. If the severity of the condition becomes intense, surgery is often the only treatment option.
To avoid such complications, Dr. Desai always recommends early interventions. If you have pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands, wrists, or forearms, you may be dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Desai addresses the underlying cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment will typically involve three steps.
If your carpal tunnel syndrome results from problems or misalignments in the cervical spine, spinal manipulation may prove useful.
Dr. Desai can perform spinal adjustments manually or with the help of tools such as the Activator Adjusting instrument. Realigning the spine to its correct position has often been effective in treating the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Arm and Wrist Adjustments
Next, Dr. Desai makes adjustments to your arms or wrists to relieve the pressure in the carpal tunnel.
Gentle adjustments around this area are key in removing nerve impingements, reducing pressure, and even loosening the transverse carpal ligament. Additionally, simple massage therapy can be beneficial since it helps relax and “lengthen” the muscles around your wrists, reducing pain and inflammation.
Finally, Dr. Desai will advise you on lifestyle changes related to your work routines and posture that may affect your condition. She will educate you on healthy changes and preventive measures to prioritize holistic wellness for your body.
Get Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Tanvi Desai is a chiropractic expert with extensive training and experience in caring for patients' spinal misalignments. She offers patients treatment options for gentle adjustments.
Lotus Chiropractic Care can help improve posture, reduce pain, and improve the body's overall function. If you think you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Desai can help get your body back to a pain-free life.
We service residents of Dunwoody and surrounding areas from our office on Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia.
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