Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has become very common among adults, especially for those who spend much of their jobs or lives using technology. Extensive use of computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices has caused a great jump in the occurrence of CTS. Treatment from our chiropractor can bring relief using therapies that avoid the use of invasive surgery or prescription medicine. Stow Family Chiropractic is conveniently serving patients residing in Boxborough, Bolton, Maynard, Sudbury, Stow, and surrounding areas.
Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops as a result of pressure on the median nerve, which extends from the wrist’s carpal tunnel into the hand. The median nerve is in charge of controlling movement and feeling in the entire hand, except for the smallest finger.
Pressure on the median nerve occurs as the result of several potential factors. The most common are inflammation of the nerve, wrist injury because of excessive repetitive motions, and swelling in the carpal tunnel narrowing.
The top four complaints our chiropractor notices in patients are pain, tingling, burning, and numbness. In most cases, symptom development is gradual. As symptoms increase, affected individuals are often surprised at how much they curtail everyday activities.
These are the most frequent risk factors:
- Excessive weight
- Use of tools that vibrate
- Overuse of electronic devices
- Twisting the wrist and hand
- Specific health disorders
Our chiropractor treats this disorder with natural therapies that steer clear of drugs and surgery. The sooner you receive an accurate diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the more likely you can avoid the severe symptoms.
The path to relief begins with an initial consultation, which includes a comprehensive physical evaluation, a review of your symptoms and complaints, and an assessment of prior health history. Imaging such as X-rays may be used to get a detail view of your condition.
Once diagnosed, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that includes one or more treatment options such as:
- Chiropractic adjustments for any spinal, arm, or wrist misalignments
- Wrist icing
- Therapeutic laser
- Wrist splinting
- Lifestyle changes
- Ergonomic adjustments
Schedule a Consultation with Our Stow Chiropractor
Are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome interfering with the activities you love? Treatment from Stow Family Chiropractic can bring relie to your pain. We improve the quality of life of residents in Stow, Boxborough, Bolton, Maynard, Sudbury, and surrounding regions using natural intensive, corrective, and wellness care. Take a moment to call our office today at 978-897-1770 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor and learn how chiropractic care can change your life.