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Chiropractic Elyria Therapy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is widely believed caused by continuous stress and motion of the wrist and hand. A misaligned spine can aggravate this problem, as well.  Chiropractors have patients undergo physical and diagnostic exams to assess the patient thoroughly and give an accurate diagnosis of the problem. Chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is not limited to spinal manipulation but with extremity and joint manipulation, as well.  Same as spinal manipulation, pressure is applied to the affected areas giving relief for the patient.  Ice therapy can also be applied to these areas at specific time intervals to help minimize inflammation and pain.

Chiropractic therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome involves manipulation and/or massage of the wrist, upper spine and elbow.  The upper spine and elbow is where the pain radiates and manipulating these areas can give considerable pain relief for the patient.  Main treatment is done with the hands; however, some methods may also be used as part of the treatment.  Ultrasound therapy relies on sound waves to help relax the muscles, which aid in minimizing inflammation and pain.  Wrist supports are extremely useful to prevent misalignment of joints and muscle strain.  They also help prevent the reoccurrence of carpal tunnel pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic therapy provides a very safe and noninvasive approach for carpal tunnel syndrome pain.   It is also as effective as surgery and much less expensive.  Depending on the age of the patient, the chiropractor Elyria can gauge the relative result of chiropractic therapy of the patient.  If the problem had occurred a long time ago, chances are the problem has degenerated further and the treatment probably might take a little longer to finish.  If you suspect yourself suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, it is better to consult a chiropractor as early as possible to avoid further complications of your problem.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is so named from the carpal or wrist bone (karpos is latin for wrist).  The wrist bones are shaped like tunnels connecting the forearm with the hand. The medial nerve passes through the carpal tunnel.  Constant and repeated stress or injury to those bones and joints causes the nerve to irritate and pinch producing pain, which causes the syndrome. Both hands are prone to suffer carpal tunnel syndrome but often the dominant hand that will have this problem.  Pain from the hand going to the arm together with finger numbness and a tingling sensation felt by the hand are symptoms of this syndrome. The hands often become weak and have poor range of motion.

Chiropractors are frequently consulted on for carpal tunnel syndrome pain.  Patients knowing the cost of surgery and the overall inconvenience associated with it will often opt treatment by a chiropractor rather than endure invasive surgical procedures.

Written by Valerie

July 16th, 2011 at 12:32 pm