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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & the Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & the Benefits of Chiropractic Care

As the use of our computers and electronic devices increase, so does our risk of injury.  Chiropractors in Atlanta have seen an increase in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome injuries in recent years.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of performing repetitive daily tasks involving the fingers or hands.

This can be the result of assembly line work, operating a computer or cash register, and many other daily tasks that the average person goes through.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an injury caused by a pinched nerved in the wrist.  It can cause numbness and pain in the fingers and weakness in the thumb.

Some of the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:

  • Loss of use in the fingers
  • Fingers feel swollen without actually being swollen
  • Painful tingling in the hands
  • Decreased ability to squeeze
  • Pain shooting up from the hand into the arm and possibly the shoulder

Given the discomfort and inconvenience associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chiropractors in Atlanta recommend chiropractic treatment.  One of the benefits of treatment is the reduced risk of needing surgery or prescription drugs.  This can save the patient money, time, and further discomfort.

The median nerve responsible for causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is directly connected to the spine through bones in the back of the lower neck.  When these bones change position or lose normal movement, the patient can feel the effects all the way to the wrist and fingers.

When a chiropractor analyzes the neck area, they can make small adjustments to the vertebrae or wrist which will reduce any unwanted pressure or damage to the median nerve.  A chiropractor may also notice the need to adjust the arms and shoulders as the nerve travels to those areas as well.

Chiropractors in Atlanta may use a variety of techniques to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  These techniques may involve ultrasound, ice, exercise, low level laser therapy, or electrical stimulation.  All of these techniques work to reduce inflammation around the nerve area.

Some chiropractors also recommend taking some nutritional supplements, especially colloidal minerals which are highly absorbent known to aid in replacing any missing nutrients in the body.

Some other treatments involve using wrist traction at regular intervals to help relieve pressure on the wrist.  There are also wrist and hand exercises that a patient can perform to keep the hand muscles strengthened and stretched.  A patient can also use a wrist splint to keep the wrist from being injured any further.

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