Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic Treatment in Austin
Whether you work daily at a computer, spend hours driving a car, take notes by hand, play tennis, hammer nails, or knit, carpal tunnel syndrome can affect you. Typically caused and worsened by repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, elbows, and even shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome can be extremely painful in addition to severely limiting the dexterity of your hands.
When to Seek Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If your daily work requirements, athletic activities, or hobbies are causing you pain, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Whitehead Chiropractic to consult with one of our experienced chiropractors. We always encourage patients to try natural, non-invasive methods of treatment prior to taking extreme measures by undergoing surgery or taking potentially harmful pain medications. Although every patient's body is different and will respond differently to treatment, most patients experience immediate relief after an initial adjustment and enjoy improved health with continued adjustments.
The Cause of Carpal Tunnel
The median nerve and a group of tendons, which run down the forearm, must pass through a small opening in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. When aggravated due to repetitive stress, the carpal tunnel can become inflamed. This inflammation is not only painful itself, but also compresses the median nerve which leads to increased pain and limited function throughout the hands, wrists, and arms. Carpal tunnel syndrome describes this group of symptoms which are expressed when the median nerve becomes impinged.
Natural, Non-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Austin
At Whitehead Chiropractic, our chiropractors' holistic approach to carpal tunnel treatment in Austin is both effective and natural. Using principles of chiropractic care to align the spine and even adjust the bones within the hands and wrists, chiropractic manipulation and adjustments treat carpal tunnel syndrome by correcting the alignment of the body's skeletal structure, releasing nerve blockages and impingement, and improving circulation throughout the affected area. Increased circulation not only helps to reduce swelling within the carpal tunnel, but also ensures the delivery of the key nutrients and oxygen vital to the cellular healing process. If necessary, we might also recommend splinting the affected wrist until symptoms subside to reduce movement and further irritation to the median nerve.
In addition, our chiropractors will also provide counseling regarding the cause of each patient's case of carpal tunnel syndrome to help pinpoint its cause and prevent future flare ups. This might include advice on how to arrange a workspace for improved ergonomics or even specific strengthening exercises designed to reduce the stress placed on the wrist joint during physical activity.
Schedule a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Consultation with Our Chiropractor
To learn more about our treatments and therapies for carpal tunnel syndrome, contact our office at 512-451-0115 today.