Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Relief
Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands are all common signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. These symptoms can be caused by an underlying issue of the median nerve, a nerve that runs from the hand all the way up the arm to the spinal column, and of course, through the area in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. When the carpal tunnel is inflamed, it can cause wrist pain such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often a result of too much repetitive movement. Typing, playing the piano, or performing assembly line work are all repetitive motions that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. But it can also be related to other health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, diabetes, or hypothyroidism. Whatever the cause, it is a somewhat painful and annoying condition. Chiropractic care from a Peachtree Corners chiropractor may be the solution to finding carpal tunnel relief.
Chiropractic Care Gets to the Root of Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
You may be wondering what chiropractic care has to do with wrist pain. Because the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel is connected to the spine, spinal health plays a key role in the health and function of your arms, wrists, and hands. Spinal misalignments can affect nerve function and cause communication interruptions between the brain and the rest of the body, which can lead to swelling and inflammation. Adjustments to both the spine and wrist from Peachtree Corners chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja will ensure signals to the brain are received properly so the body can function optimally to reduce swelling of the carpal tunnel. Nerve problems of the carpal tunnel can also affect blood flow. Spinal adjustments that reduce nerve interference also allow for improved blood flow throughout the body that can reduce pain, swelling, and discomfort of the carpal tunnel.
Chiropractic Care Is a Lasting Solution
When carpal tunnel pain or discomfort sets in, it can be convenient to reach for medication to ease symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. But medication only lasts a short time before it wears off and symptoms return. Some medical doctors may recommend physical therapy, but chiropractic care from Dr. Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic is a long-lasting solution to carpal tunnel pain that gets right to the heart of the problem. While medication can cause unwanted side effects, chiropractic care is natural and safe. It is a great option for lasting relief from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Case Studies
When in doubt about the effectiveness of chiropractic care, you can always refer to case studies that show the many benefits of regular chiropractic care. One case study of a 42-year-old woman found that after four weeks of chiropractic adjustments to the spine, wrist, and elbow, her numbness, tingling and pain were alleviated and her hand strength returned. According to another case study, elderly patients with carpal tunnel also found significant relief through regular chiropractic care.
For relief from symptoms of carpal tunnel, consult with Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic.
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