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Overcoming Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Naturally
A lot of people struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In fact, anywhere from 4-10 million Americans in any given year feel this hand and wrist pain to the point where it makes work and life difficult. Some of the tell-tale symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include wrist and hand pain and numbness shooting into the fingers. The burning pain, numbness, weakness and tingling can happen during the day, but often these symptoms will awaken people from sleep. The condition makes it hard to grasp objects, perform fine motor tasks, or even to tell the difference between hot and cold on the affected hand. Women are 3 times more likely to suffer than men, and it often afflicts people who do repetitive jobs with their hands for hours at a time such as assembly line workers, computer workers, food preparers, hair stylists, musicians etc. Luckily, conservative, natural treatments such as chiropractic care, ergonomics counseling and massage therapy can do wonders for alleviating and healing CTS.
Can Chiropractic Care Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Yes it can! Chiropractic care attacks the root causes of carpal tunnel syndrome very effectively; this provides lasting, natural wrist and hand pain relief without the side effects and complications of pain killers or surgery. And the root problem behind CTS is a trapped median nerve. The median nerves extend down your forearms through the narrow, bony carpal tunnels and into your wrists. They control the movement and sensation in your hands and fingers. Your median nerves also share these narrow, bony carpal tunnels with several tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and other soft tissues. Inflammation of these tissues, as well as poor spinal and extremity alignment, can pinch the median nerve. Median nerve impingement leads to the aforementioned symptoms. The inflammation may be caused by repetitive stress and overuse injuries, but can also happen due to tissue swelling during pregnancy, diabetes and other conditions.
Chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome starts with an evaluation of your entire posture situation, including movements or habits that may have crowded your carpal tunnel with inflamed tissues. One of our experienced Alexandria chiropractors can perform gentle spinal, arm, wrist and hand adjustments to alleviate any misalignments that might be pressing on the median nerve. We will also discuss more ergonomic ways to accomplish any repetitive tasks to remove stress from the median nerve and prevent future attacks.
Another wonderful and effective way to get pain relief from carpal tunnel syndrome is massage therapy. Massage releases pain-killing endorphins, reduces inflammation, improves nourishing circulation and eases musculoskeletal tensions, all of which can relieve the median nerve and alleviate the pain naturally.
By combining chiropractic care, massage therapy, ergonomics counseling and gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, we can help patients say goodbye to the pain and difficulty associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, without expensive complicated surgery or painkillers. If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact us today at 703-683-7771 to schedule an appointment!
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