If you are like most modern workers today, you probably spend a lot of your time typing at your desk. The resulting repetitive wrist and hand movements are some of the most common causes of carpal tunnel, a painful condition that results in tingling, numbness, pain, and loss of range of motion in the hands caused by stress and compression of the median nerve that serves the hand and fingers. In fact, in today’s economy, carpal tunnel has become one of the most common on-the-job repetitive stress injuries. Every year, workers’ compensation pays out millions of dollars in claims related to accidents and occupational diseases related to carpal tunnel.
With so many people suffering from carpal tunnel, you’d think that medical doctors would have effective methods to treat the condition, but unfortunately, this is not true. Rest and medication to mask (but not heal) the pain caused by this condition are the most common treatments provided by Mds. In some cases, surgery is offered as an option, but even after the painful post-surgery rehabilitation has been completed, carpal tunnel surgery most commonly offers temporary relief at best.
Chiropractic Alternatives Offer More Permanent Carpal Tunnel Relief
carpal tunnel, chiropracticLuckily, there is a better option. Studies show that chiropractic care can offer more permanent and more complete relief for patients suffering from carpal tunnel. Not only is chiropractic care equally effective at offering pain relief in the short term, but it also is proven to last in the long term, something that typical medical treatment cannot necessarily offer. Plus, avoiding taking unnecessary pharmaceuticals can help you prevent serious side effects and even long-term damage to the kidneys and liver.
Many patients are surprised that chiropractic adjustments can help carpal tunnel. After all, chiropractic care is typically associated solely with spinal manipulation. This misconception can hurt your chances of recovery and limit healing. The truth is that chiropractors are trained in adjusting the entire musculoskeletal system and relieving pressure on nerves wherever they may be compressed in the body– both in the spinal column and in the extremities. Since carpal tunnel results explicitly from misalignment of the bones in the wrist and hand, as well as compression of the median nerve, chiropractors are uniquely prepared to treat such damage.Graston Technique, Rosenberg Wellness Center
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel, you probably feel frustrated by your lack of options. By giving chiropractic a chance, you increase your likelihood of relief, but more importantly, you give yourself a chance to truly heal, not just feel a temporary absence of pain. Don’t risk making your carpal tunnel worse by ignoring it or covering up the damage through pain medication. Come visit my offices today to find out how chiropractic manipulation may help you get rid of your carpal tunnel for good.