The United States has become a country of citizens who keep their wrists, arms and fingers positioned in weird contortions daily. This has occurred because people have become dependent on their electronic devices. Using keyboards on computers and texting for hours at a time every day can result in nerves becoming pinched. The discomfort and pain that a person feels as a result of this repetitive motion is called carpal tunnel syndrome. A carpal tunnel chiropractic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of this health condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, affects the bones in the wrist. These bones are called carpals, and they are considered a part of the wrist and not a part of the hand. The carpal bones allow different movements by the wrist. The wrist is also able to rotate because of carpal bones. When a patient begins to experience pain in this area, a carpel tunnel chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive way to treat the pain.
Although many people think of computers and other gadgets causing CTS symptoms, doctors have also diagnosed the condition in people who are diabetic, obese and have a family history of the syndrome.
The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Extreme pain, limited movement and muscle weakness in the wrists and hands are some of the most common signs of CTS. Many patients with the health condition will often awaken to extreme pain in the middle of night. However, with proper treatment, the chiropractor can alleviate the patient’s symptoms in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, when patients don’t seek treatment for these symptoms, patients can experience loss of function.
Conventional types of treatment for CTS are usually invasive and can range from injections to even more invasive surgery. Success with conventional treatments is not very high.
On the other hand, carpal tunnel chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and the risks are low.
Carpal Tunnel Chiropractic Treatment & How CTS Is Diagnosed
Chiropractors will first determine if the symptoms such as pain and discomfort are truly resulting from CTS. Either way, the chiropractor will begin to make spinal adjustments. After the chiropractor reduces the pressure, the body can begin the process of healing.
A carpal tunnel chiropractic treatment is an effective way to get relief from CTS symptoms. Patients should consider this type of treatment before more invasive treatments begin.
Dr. Renee White, a board certified chiropractor, wants to ensure her patients are educated about chiropractic health. Are you ready to enjoy health and vitality? Contact Dr. White for an appointment.