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Our hands and wrists play a major role in our lives, helping us complete tasks at home, at work, at school – even when we’re running errands. When we have pain in our hands or wrists, it can have a major impact on our ability to perform those critical tasks, and it can also have a major impact on the way we feel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a major cause of hand and wrist pain, occurring when the nerves that travel through the lower arm become pinched or crowded at the wrist, resulting in painful symptoms, numbness and weakness.
What happens in carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome most commonly develops in people who use their wrists repetitively, day in and day out, resulting in irritation and inflammation in the wrist, which can pinch the nerve traveling into the hand.
When it comes to treating carpal tunnel syndrome, many doctors resort to surgery or suggest passive approaches like splinting. While splinting may help, it’s typically a temporary measure that can still leave you with residual pain and other symptoms. Surgery may help reduce symptoms, but like any invasive procedure, there are risks, and it should only be used as a last resort.
Dealing with the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be frustrating, especially when standard medical care fails to eliminate symptoms. And unfortunately, there are no guarantee invasive options like surgery or injections will provide long-term relief.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Successfully treating carpal tunnel syndrome means treating the area of injury directly, addressing the underlying causes while also helping to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Chiropractic care is based on an in-depth understanding of the muscles, ligaments, nerves and other soft tissues, as well as bones and joints, helping rebalance stresses between these components to relieve strain and pressure that cause painful symptoms. Through careful, focused manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand, chiropractic helps alleviate pressures in the wrist, helping your body’s natural anatomy to provide strength and support so you can feel better and avoid the need for invasive surgery.
Get the care you need to feel better.
Like many injuries and conditions involving nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult to treat, and some healthcare providers are more likely to turn to more aggressive approaches without first helping the body heal itself. At Health 1st, we understand the pain and frustration associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and its treatment, and we’ve helped people just like you find relief. Feeling better begins by picking up the phone. Call us today at (661) 324-4431 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.