Chiropractic Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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.
Wrist Adjustment for Carpal Tunnel
Seeing our carpal tunnel chiropractor provides non-surgical options for carpal tunnel natural 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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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10 minutes, depending on the area being treated. How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week tapering to once a week, or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 or more treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt?
Does it hurt?
What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment - occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling.
New Patient Package
Includes consultation, exam with the doctor, and x-rays if needed.