Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Other Than Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often associated with tingling, numbness, and/or pain in the fingers, hand, and wrist. The carpal tunnel is formed by the 8 small carpal bones in the wrist, and through this tunnel runs a group of tendons and the median nerve. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused from direct pressure on that median nerve. Your chiropractor can make sure the 8 carpal bones are aligned properly to help take pressure off the median nerve.
However, it is important to note that symptoms of numbness, pain, or tingling in the arms and hands are more commonly related to the neck. This is especially true when the symptoms occur in both arms. There is a group of nerves in the mid to lower neck region that branch out into the arms, hands, and fingers. Pressure on any of these nerves due to spinal misalignment can result in symptoms that resemble Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Your chiropractor can relieve the pressure on these nerves with spinal adjustments.
Dr. Josh of Watkins Family Chiropractic has had great success in relieving numbness, pain, and tingling symptoms into the arms and the legs. Before you talk surgery, make sure your spine is well aligned. If there is a chance surgery could be avoided, it is well worth visiting your chiropractor for.