Do you know that the bones in your wrist can pinch nerves in the same way that your vertebrae can pinch nerves in your spine? This can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Many people choose expensive and invasive medical procedures to treat carpal tunnel syndrome because they don't know that non-invasive methods have been shown to work just as well. Medical procedures for carpal tunnel syndrome can cost tens of thousands of dollars and only help 40% of the time. It is no wonder, then, that individuals are opting for a more cost-effective treatment that works.
Our Sunset Hills chiropractic clinic has compiled the following carpal tunnel information to help you find effective carpal tunnel therapy.
When the median nerve is irritated because of swelling and misalignment in the wrist, patients can start to feel sensations of tingling or inflammation throughout the hand. It's not unusual for patients to report that they experience their grip weakening or that picking up small things isn't as simple as usual. Sometimes they can even feel the sensation of their hands becoming inflamed when their median nerve is irritated, even though there is no inflammation.
Apart from the typical questions regarding what dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome is like, patients are also puzzled as to how their syndrome came about. While some patients can remember a specific injury to the hand that appeared to trigger the tell-tale symptoms soon after, others have no idea as to why their condition developed. Research shows that some types of jobs have an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel. Some of these jobs involve using vibrating tools or using the wrists and hands over and over again at work. Carpal tunnel can also be caused by some health problems.
Carpal tunnel syndrome often begins in an individual's dominant hands, but symptoms can affect both hands. Unfortunately, many doctors try to treat the pain where it is, even though there is evidence that carpal tunnel comes from a different part of the body. It has been shown that people with carpal tunnel syndrome in their arms usually have nerve pain that starts in their spine.
This is why four out of ten expensive medical procedures that only treat the hands fail. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens more often in the dominant hand. It also affects more women than men because the average diameter of the tunnel is bigger in women.
The best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is the one that takes into account the source of your symptoms. As is the case with most ailments, we recommend that patients start out with non-invasive and inexpensive therapies. Our team will work with you to develop a therapeutic plan that is tailored to your condition.
After just a few spinal adjustments, many patients start to feel better. Once we see progress, we'll keep working to reduce your symptoms and get your health back on track by using a number of different treatments.
Our chiropractic team at Sunset Hills Spine and Joint Center understands the frustration that accompanies carpal tunnel syndrome and wants to help you overcome your pain for good. If you would like to find relief, start by contacting us for a free consultation.
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