Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care
December 2, 2015 By Patrick Keiran, DC
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a problem with the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. It occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist—made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, which radiates up into the forearm. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies”—compression or trauma of the body’s nerves in the hands or feet.
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Chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can potentially eliminate the need for surgery or prescription medication. Diagnosis, which involves an examination by a doctor of chiropractic, is critical to receiving the right type of care plan and resolving symptoms. KST Chiropractic treatment often improves range-of-motion and flexibility, and is a gentle and noninvasive alternative to the the harsh effects and long-term recovery period of surgery.