Carpal tunnel syndrome affects many people who perform repetitive motion such as assembly line work or typing! It occurs when the median nerve, which runs down the forearm to the hand, gets compressed by the eight bones in the wrist. (This area is called the carpal tunnel.)
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience pain and numbness in the hand and wrist. Many patients have found that chiropractic care is a way to avoid other treatment options such as surgery.
Chiropractic has been documented to show significant improvement in areas such as strength, range of motion, and pain. It is less invasive than surgery and allows patients to continue to consider other non-surgical options while experiencing pain relief, reserving surgery as a last resort.
Chiropractic treatment is also an alternative to medicine as a means to manage pain. When Dr. Baroody evaluates a new patient suffering from carpal tunnel, he is careful to diagnose the root cause and is also careful to determine new coping strategies for patients, including rest, ice, and the use of therapeutic exercise. There are many different ways to relieve the pain of carpal tunnel, and both patients and doctor need to be cognizant of how each of these measures resolve pain.
Interested in taking the next step to non-surgical relief of your carpal tunnel syndrome? Contact us today!