Many patients seeking chiropractic treatment suffer from Carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a condition that affects the hand, arm and wrist. The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness, tingling and pain. Carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive actions with your arm, wrist or hand that compress the nerve in the carpal tunnel (hence the name).
Relieving the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist, so often repetitive pressure or movement on this tunnel can result in the syndrom. Patients who do a lot of computer work with a mouse where they are resting on that palm-side are very susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally carpal tunnel syndrome can be related to the anatomy of your wrist and even be systematic of larger health problems.
There are several carpal tunnel treatments that will relieve the tingling and numbness and restore wrist and hand function. At Northern Nevada Chiropractic, we are able to successfully prescribe carpal tunnel treatments to get patients out of pain. Some of the treatments for carpal tunnel that we use at NNC are:
- Laser therapy
- Manual therapy
- Specific rehab exercises
Through these treatments, we are able to save many patients from surgery. Not all cases of carpal tunnel are the same, so a proper examination will be needed to determine if a conservative course of treatment at NNC will help alleviate your pain and restore wrist and hand function.