What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling, numbness, weakness and other issues with the hand or wrist, and it is due to pressure being placed on the median nerve, which is located in the wrist. Carpal tunnel is named for the small space (or tunnel) in the wrist where the median nerve and many tendons run through. The median nerve is the nerve responsible for feeling and movement in the first three fingers and the thumb, not the pinky finger, which is why symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are commonly experienced in those three fingers and the thumb.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by anything that puts pressure on the median nerve, including:
● Health conditions or illnesses that contribute to swollen joints and arm pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, gout, hypothyroidism, lupus and diabetes.
● Repetitive wrist and hand movements. Over time, repeating the same movements over and over again can cause the membrane that surrounds the tendons to swell.
● Dislocated bones, broken bones, bone spurs and new bone growth can all take up additional space in the carpal tunnel and put added pressure on the median nerve.
How does a chiropractor treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
Common carpal tunnel treatment options include surgery and medication, but if you are looking for a safer, more natural alternative, then it’s time for you to look into chiropractic care. A misalignment of the spine can actually contribute to some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sick of living with the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome? Chiropractic care may just be the treatment you’ve been looking for. Schedule your consultation today!
Laser Therapy for Carpal Tunnel
Laser therapy is widely recognized as a safe, pain-free and noninvasive procedure, and it is considered the latest advancement in reliable, highly effective “pain relief” and “tissue repair.”
The wavelengths of light actually create physiological changes within the cells of your body‚ a process called photobiomodulation. This helps to alleviate the inflammation happening with the nerves. also helps to relax the muscles in the forearms
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