Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment from Floro Chiropractic
Carpal tunnel syndrome is more prevalent today than it has ever been. It can cause pain throughout the hand and forearm because it impacts the median nerve. The Carpal Tunnel is known as a passageway consisting of bones and ligaments at the base of the hand, which houses tendons and the median nerve.
When carpal tunnel syndrome happens, it's due to the thickening of tendons from irritated tendons and swelling. This usually causes weakness and pain, but can also cause numbness in the wrist and hand. The pain may even radiate up the arm.
How Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Starts
Often, carpal tunnel syndrome starts gradually and increases over time. It usually comes with tingling, itching, weakness, numbness and/or burning. These symptoms may be felt in the wrist, hand and fingers. In some cases, there can be swelling with loss of mobility of the hand and fingers.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms initially may be prevalent at night. You may wake up feeling like you need to shake out your wrist and hands. However, by the end of the day, the hands and wrist may feel nearly useless. Over time, the feelings of tingling and pain from carpal tunnel often start to impact the person during the day.
Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are several treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, but many don't treat the actual issues. Instead, they just mask the issues and provide a small amount of pain relief for a short period of time. Treating carpal tunnel syndrome should be done in the most noninvasive and conservative way possible.
Often, those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can get the pain relief they desire without any medication or surgery. It's also not uncommon for those undergoing surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome to still have issues after the surgery. Outcomes from surgery are mixed and using surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome should be a last resort. Chiropractic addresses the nerves, ligaments, structural misalignments of the carpal bones (in the wrist ) to release the nerve irritation on the median nerve via gentle chiropractic manipulation, thus offering an effective and conservative approach for carpal tunnel treatment.
Choosing Floro Chiropractic to Treat Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In Eden Prairie, Minnesota, treating carpal tunnel syndrome can be done by turning to Floro Chiropractic. We offer the ability to get the right treatment you need without invasive surgery or medication. With our chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome, you'll find the relief you've been looking for.
Choosing a chiropractor for your treatment instead of surgery means you will go through a standard examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, neck and back. The nerves in the lower neck travel through the shoulder and down the arm into the hand and can be a contributing or primary cause of carpal tunnel symptoms. At Floro Chiropractic we will take a thorough history asking about your daily routines along with a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause(s) of your symptoms.
The goal will always be to relieve pain, weakness and other symptoms associated with carpal tunnel. Gentle chiropractic manipulation is used to treat the wrist and affected areas, along with stretching and strengthening exercises.
Often, patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome enjoy a complete recovery after a full plan of chiropractic treatments. In addition, at Floro Chiropractic we will educate you on how to prevent carpal tunnel from reoccurring.
"Initially I came to see Dr. Floro for a severely sprained right ankle which has improved tremendously with adjustments. But what I’d like to mention is the unexpected help Dr. Floro gave me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of the left and right hand. I didn’t even realize I had Carpal Tunnel until Dr. Floro brought it to my attention. It was in the beginning stages and I had noticed some weakness in my grip strength, slight hand numbness and pain. As part of the treatment for Carpal Tunnel Dr. Floro adjusted my neck and upper back which has always been an area of chronic tension. It was amazing to see the immediate increase in strength of my left hand following Dr. Floro’s adjustments to my neck. My right hand was under repetitive stress from the computer work I do daily and to relieve the pain Dr. Floro adjusted the right hand, wrist, and elbow. The adjustments Dr. Floro has given me have helped immensely. Thank you for all the help with my neck, back, wrists and ankle."
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