Chiropractic care has been proven to help many medical conditions including Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. This syndrome can lead to severe pain in the hand and wrist. CTS is treatable; however, it can be uncomfortable for patients until it is addressed properly. At Aligned Modern Health, we believe that chiropractic care is an effective way to treat conditions non-invasively. Our professional team of experienced chiropractic physicians can create a custom treatment plan for each patient that aims to reduce their pain and discomfort. Our goal is to better our patient’s health with a whole-body approach.
Understanding Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury. The bones in the wrist, known as carpals, form a tunnel and when the median nerve travels from the forearm to the hand it may cause pain or numbness. Tingling in the hand, shooting pain or weakness may also occur. This is usually caused by repetitive tasks or motions, which can lead to swollen tendons in the carpal tunnel. This contributes to the pinched nerve. Many patients of CTS seek chiropractic treatment for this injury.
Causes of Carpel Tunnel
Most cases of carpel tunnel syndrome are a combination of many things. Some risk factors for carpel tunnel include:
Heredity: The carpal tunnel can be smaller in some people, most likely from genetics.
Repetitive hand use: Aggravating the wrist will cause swelling leading to pressure on the nerve.
Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to swelling.
Health problems: Rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes both are associated with the syndrome.
Hand/wrist position: Activities that involve extension of the hand and wrist for a prolonged period of time can lead to pressure on the nerve.
Carpel Tunnel Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment for this type of injury includes manipulating the wrist and elbow and sometimes even the upper spine. A spinal manipulation applies pressure to various joints throughout the body. A chiropractor may also recommend ultrasound therapy, which emits focused sound waves that penetrate deep into tissue. This can help alleviate muscle ache or pain and pain too. Wrist supports also help to keep the wrist in proper alignment.
Acupuncture for Carpel Tunnel Treatment
Acupuncture has also been proven to help CTS patients. It helps to speed up healing and to reduce inflammation. It focuses on the energy flow of the body and can provide help with tissue repair. Our professional team is trained in acupuncture and has the necessary experience to perform these treatments. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin to help promote circulation in the injured area. This will help to correct imbalances throughout the body.
What Can Be Expected at an Appointment
Chiropractic care is safe and noninvasive. When you’re seeking chiropractic care for your carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injury, Aligned Modern Health can help. The type of treatment plan will vary from patient to patient based on the severity of the injury, someone’s age or overall health or just the preference of treatment used.
Schedule an Appointment Today for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Help Today
To request an appointment at our health and wellness center, fill out this form. Our team at Aligned Modern Health will contact you as soon as possible. If this is an emergency, please call our office at 773-598-4387. We cannot wait to begin treating you. We pride ourselves on providing professional chiropractic treatment options that help to remedy or provide some relief to a variety of medical conditions. Get started today by contacting us as soon as possible!