Typing, texting, and cleaning are just a few of the repetitive motions we do every day that can result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS is caused when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to the tips of your fingers, becomes compressed by irritated and swollen tendons in a narrow tunnel at your wrist, called the carpal tunnel. The result is pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist that spreads into the forearm.
People often resort to surgery or medication to relieve their pain and cure their carpal tunnel syndrome. But these invasive and costly procedures are often unsuccessful, with symptoms of CTS returning within 2 years.
Chiropractic treatment can offer a non-invasive, natural and permanent solution to your CTS pain. It is vital that you address wrist pain early to avoid permanent nerve damage.
Can a Chiropractor Help With Carpal Tunnel?
Doctors often misdiagnose carpal tunnel syndrome because many other conditions exhibit the same symptoms. Also, CTS can be tricky to treat because it is difficult to pinpoint one exact cause. Repetitive motions play a role, but so do genetics, wrist injuries and health conditions such as diabetes. A chiropractor can help you determine the root cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome through a holistic approach.
What Method Does a Chiropractor Use to Treat Carpal Tunnel?
A chiropractor will examine your cervical spine (neck), shoulders, arms, and hands to determine if your CTS is caused by improper posture, spinal misalignment or an underlying condition. They will ask about your medical history and your daily activities.
The initial focus will be combating the swelling and inflammation in the affected wrist and hand through frequent icing and rest. Your treatment may involve:
- Chiropractic adjustments to certain areas of your body
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Joint manipulation
The goal is to naturally alleviate the pressure on your median nerve.
Can Carpal Tunnel Be Cured by a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic treatment can successfully cure carpal tunnel syndrome because a chiropractor will identify and address the cause of your CTS. You will learn exercises and methods to strengthen your wrists and hands that you can continue to use after treatment.
We firmly believe it is better to seek chiropractic treatment instead of pursuing surgery. Surgery cannot cure carpal tunnel syndrome, as the procedure involves cutting the tendon that is compressing the median nerve. It is likely that another tendon will become swollen and do the very same thing. Surgery does not treat the cause, only the symptoms.
Dr. Khlebopros—Charlotte Proactive Chiropractic Clinic
For cases involving carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and wrist pain, Dr. Khlebopros performs a series of specific adjustments on the affected nerves and tendons. Areas targeted for treatment range from the wrist to the lumbar area, depending on the source of your problems.
Experiencing wrist pain and want to regain your full range of mobility? Contact Dr. Khlebopros at Proactive Chiropractic & Rehab Center. Call 704-659-3311 to inquire about an appointment or schedule an evaluation online.