What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? How Can We Treat It?

Everyone has probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome before, and you might even have an idea of what it is. But, do you know how we can treat it at Advantage Chiropractic? If not, this blog will show you how.

First, let’s define carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

The median nerve is one of the main nerves in the hand. It originates as a group of nerve roots in the neck. These roots come together to form a single nerve in the arm. The nerve provides feeling in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers. The nerve also controls the muscles around the base of the thumb.

If pressure on the median nerve continues, it can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. Some orthopedic doctors will recommend surgery to take the pressure off the median nerve to alleviate it.

So, now that you know what carpal tunnel syndrome is, let’s talk about how we can treat it. If the symptoms you suffer are the result of pressure at the median nerve, we focus on relieving that pressure using gentle manipulation of your wrist, forearm, hand, or elbow.

Our chiropractic care reduces inflammation, pain, and numbness associated with carpal tunnel therapy by relaxing the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the nerves in your arm that cause the symptoms you feel. Because this type of treatment is non-invasive, it’s a more cost-efficient option compared to surgery. Sometimes, the best way to relieve nerve entrapment symptoms like carpal tunnel is through chiropractic care. At Advantage Chiropractic, we are qualified to diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact us today if you think you’re suffering from it and let us create a personalized plan for you moving forward.