Between all the keyboards, touch screens, kiosks, our fingers and wrists are in constant motion! So what to do when they go numb? When a piercing cramp shoots through your arm, technology won’t stop- why should you have to?
If you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrom, there is no reason to continue suffering! Today, it doesn’t necessarily depend on your profession to decide whether your high risk or not. We are all constantly “plugged in” which keeps our hands and wrists in awkward positions all day resulting in swelling around the tendons in our hands which then pinches the median nerve causing the shooting pain and tingling. You may need to see a a chiropractor for treatment if you have experienced pain such as this.
Our body functions are all connected, and sure it’s easy to understand how a stuffy nose is related to a headache, although even body parts as far apart as our neck to our toes are related. The median nerve in the wrist, which when pinched causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, connects to the spinal cord in the areas around the lower neck. Therefore, if these bones in the spinal cord lose their ordinary position or motion, this causes stress which results in problems in the wrists or fingers. Through chiropractic treatment, these bones can be reset to the correct position and can help to treat CTS for long-term relief.
Most think the only treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is heavy medication and surgery, however alternative methods of treatment such as care from a chiropractor can alleviate the symptoms and effects in a less invasive way. Chiropractic treatment for CTS has been studied against conventional non-surgical medical treatment by Davis et al.  and was found to be highly effective.
Chiropractic treatment is the leading method of non-surgical treatment. Chiropractic treatment involves various methods , with a combination of rest, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, including:
• By chiropractic adjustment therapy of the elbow and upper spine, where the joint’s soft tissue gets adjusted to have normal movement patterns.
• Nutritional supplements in the diet such as B6, a vitamin that has had long-term promotion in its treatment of CTS; Studies have shown that a deficiency of this vitamin is parallel to the sufferers of CTS.
• Electro-acupuncture treatment; bracing, a technique that has had extensive success, by limiting extension and flexion in the hand, and with compression on the median nerve may encourage recovery and ease the swelling in the tendons.
• Exercises for the wrist and hand designed to encourage recovery.
• Reassessing the ergonomics of the work place to minimize stress the best way as possible.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops gradually and if it’s caught early, then chiropractic treatment is an effective, drug-free method to ease the symptoms and pains caused by CTS, and provide long-term relief from CTS. If you suffer from CTS, call a chiropractor or Chicago Chiropractic at (312) 337-4004 today!