Are you experiencing numbness, tingling or weakness in your fingers, palm of your hand and wrist? Do you feel what can be best described as an electrical shock sensation when you engage in repetitive hand movements? You may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This condition is caused by repetitive motions and strain injuries of the hands and wrists, which over time can cause damage to the nerves and increase pressure on the arteries located in your wrist. In severe cases, you may also experience discomfort traveling from your fingers to your shoulder.
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At Family Chiropractic, we specialize in treating clients whom are suffering from the pain and discomfort associated with CTS with non-surgical interventions.
During your initial consultation, your Family Chiropractic specialist will ask for your complete health history and perform a full examination with a possible request for x-rays to discover if CTS is the cause of your symptoms. Once it has been determined that you are in fact suffering from CTS, your expert chiropractor will create a treatment plan aimed at preventing further damage and relieving pressure through concentrated manual manipulations of the joints and soft tissue treatments. Additionally, since CTS is directly related to your occupation, there are adjustments your chiropractor will suggest you incorporate into your work routine and daily life that will improve the effectiveness of the CTS treatment and prevent further damage. Depending on your specific job, your chiropractor may offer the following suggestions: wearing a wrist guard during work and to bed at night; adjusting the height of your keyboard; purchasing an ergonomically-designed keyboard that will support your wrist during typing; taking short breaks when repetitive movements are being performed; practicing regular, effective stretching; and performing frequent positional changes.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists, it is imperative that you schedule an evaluation with one of our esteemed and highly trained CTS chiropractic professionals to determine how we can help improve your symptoms. At Family Chiropractic, we understand that CTS can become a debilitating, serious condition that affects your quality of life and ability to work, which is why we treat every CTS with compassion and gentle care.