Have you experienced numbness and tingling in the arm or wrist? Do you feel weak when you try to write or type? Do you have trouble doing normal tasks that involve using your arm and wrist? You may be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is usually caused by repetitive movement of the arm, wrist, and hand, such as typing, repeated use of power tools, or repeatedly overextending the wrist such as when playing the piano. This repeated movement or overextension leads to swelling or inflammation in the wrist, with in turn leads to carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be an annoyance that affects your job performance or ability to enjoy your hobbies. Thankfully, a visit to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can be the answer you are looking for to find relief from carpal tunnel symptoms.
Why Do I Have Carpal Tunnel?
The main cause of carpal tunnel lies within the median nerve. This nerve runs from your hand all the way up the arm. It goes through the wrist at an area called the carpal tunnel, which is the affected area for this syndrome. Swelling in this area leads to nerve interference that prevents proper communication along the median nerve and exacerbates carpal tunnel symptoms. While swelling and inflammation is the primary cause, health concerns such as hypothyroidism, arthritis, or diabetes can also cause carpal tunnel problems.
How Can I Manage My Carpal Tunnel?
It can be hard to constantly deal with weakness or tingling that doesn’t allow you to perform everyday tasks to the best of your ability. For this reason, many people with carpal tunnel turn to medication or even surgery to find relief. Before turning to an invasive procedure, consider a visit to Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring nerve communication between the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) and the rest of the body’s systems. Removing spinal misalignments will remove nerve interference, restoring proper function of the wrist and correcting the root issue.
Has Chiropractic Helped Others With Carpal Tunnel?
Case studies have shown that others have found relief from carpal tunnel symptoms with chiropractic care. In one study, individuals over 60 years old found relief from carpal tunnel pain with chiropractic adjustments to the wrist and hand. In addition, a 42-year-old woman with complaints of pain, numbness, and tingling in her right hand from carpal tunnel syndrome was able to resolve her pain with consistent chiropractic adjustments. After regular adjustments for four weeks to the elbow, wrist, and hand, she had increased strength in her hands and no further symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Because chiropractic has proven to be an effective method for dissolution of these symptoms, don’t delay in scheduling an appointment today!
To learn more about how chiropractic can be a solution for carpal tunnel syndrome, contact Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic.
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