The compression of the median nerve in your wrist can lead to a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The compression of this nerve is due to swelling which usually arises from a hidden medical condition. This rather common and painful nerve condition commonly results in expensive surgery and medication. But there is another option! Chiropractic care use less aggressive and more affordable methods to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Feelings of pain, tingling and burning originating in the palm of the hand and moving towards the tips of the fingers are generally signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Although swelling is sometimes present, often times patients have the impression that swelling is happening when its not. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is accompanied by loss of strength in the hand and the struggle of handling small objects. The daily routine of a person fighting this condition is affected greatly and due to the fact that the continuous median nerve compression can cause immobility of the hand, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome must be treated.
What is the Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain comes from the tissues and bone that are not properly aligned which results in pressure on the nerves. In most cases, there is a reason this condition appears, a fracture or incident involving the wrist is one possible reason these symptoms arise.
Certain occupations can increase the chances of developing this condition. These include tasks demanding repetitive use of the hands or continued work with pulsating tools. With this said, it is still possible for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to appear without reason. Obese and pregnant individuals are more likely to develop this condition along with people living with metabolic disorders that affect the thyroid and pituitary glands. But one of the most common explanations for seemingly inexplicable cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, revolves around spinal nerve irritation.
How is Carpal Tunnel Treated at LSM Chiropractic
In the present-day, treatment typically consists of prescribed medication and surgeries intended to release built up pressure along with physical therapy. However, these methods are usually unsuccessful in fixing the the origin of the problem. These attempts, if effective, offer only short periods of improvement. Living with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome requires people to change their routines. This makes tasks that used to be simple more difficult, whether that be at home or in the work field. This means a short period solution will not be adequate.
But you're in luck! Longstanding solutions are available at LSM Chiropractic and many patients have already utilized chiropractic treatment in treating their Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Treatment through chiropractic care aims to find the origin of the problem. Following a personal consultation, the chiropractor will analyze the condition of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and provide a custom and individual plan to realign the nerves in the spine and allow you to resume your daily activities pain free.
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