Carpal Tunnel in Corona CA?

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that happens when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed by swelling, often due to an underlying medical condition. It is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves. Traditionally there were few options to deal with this problem and those available, such as surgery and medication, were invasive and expensive. Fortunately, chiropractors in Corona CA have success treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with a more conservative and gentle approach. If you are wondering whether your wrist pain is caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and want more details on the alternative treatments available from Corona CA chiropractors, then read on.

Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Corona CA

The human wrist and hand are very complex in structure. There are also a number of nerves running from the arm to the hand. One of these is the median nerve, which also runs along the underside of the arms through a group of bones and ligaments on the palm side of the wrist known as the carpal tunnel.

This tunnel can become smaller due to damage to the wrist from an injury, arthritis, or other types of inflammatory conditions. Research has also linked some medications to the development of the condition. Repetitive movements, usually related to the workplace, can also be a factor. Carpal tunnel is more common in women, which may be due to the smaller size of the opening in the bones.

The common signs of problems with carpal tunnel include weakness in the hand or tingling and numbness in all fingers except the little finger. Some people may also experience a sensation of electric shocks that can travel up the arm.

What is the Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The pain experienced with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a result of the swelling and misalignment of tissues and bone which then press on the nerve. Often there is an underlying problem. Some patients have had an obvious injury, a stress or break to the wrist, that causes the symptoms to develop.

The most common cause is related to occupations that involve the long-term use of vibrating instruments and the repetitive use of the hands and wrist. At other times, this issue seems to develop out of nowhere. Metabolic disorders involving the pituitary and thyroid gland can be a contributing factor to the unexplained development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as can pregnancy and obesity. More commonly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which develops in one or both wrists without a clear cause, is the result of a nerve irritation stemming from the spine.

How is Carpal Tunnel Treated?

Traditionally, Carpal Tunnel treatment has been limited to decompression surgeries, physiotherapy, and prescription medicines. Because these options often fail to deal with the underlying problem, they may only provide short-term relief and, at times, can prove completely ineffective. When left untreated, or when unsuccessfully treated, people are forced to adapt their lifestyles to accommodate this debilitating issue. This may include quitting one's job and needing help with basic everyday living.

Seeing our carpal tunnel chiropractor provides non-surgical options for natural carpal tunnel treatment. By manipulating and adjusting the wrist, chiropractic care for carpal tunnel can relieve the pressure on the median nerve, which eliminates the symptoms.

Chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome can eliminate the need for a surgical procedure to correct the problem. It can also prevent further issues by providing exercises in addition to chiropractic treatment.

To schedule your appointment at Richter Family Chiropractic, call our office at (951) 817-9815.


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Richter Family Chiropractic

854 Magnolia Ave # J
Corona, CA 92879

(951) 817-9815