Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves pressure on your median nerve in the wrist that causes tingling, numbness, and pain in the fingers, hand, and wrist. Research has indicated that about two percent of men and three percent of women will suffer from carpal tunnel at some point in the lives. Many cases of carpal tunnel are caused by repetitive motions at work,
including typing or working in manufacturing.
Many people live with the symptoms of carpal tunnel for a long time before they decide to seek a diagnosis and treatment. When carpal tunnel has progressed, doctors often recommend that patients undergo surgery to repair the situation. While this is considered to be a relatively minor surgery, any type of surgery has risks, especially regarding anesthesia. Surgery can also be costly and can require an extended period of recovery during which you may not be able to use your arm and hand, which can prevent you from working or caring for yourself. The good news is that surgery is not your only option and there are other, much less invasive methods of treating carpal tunnel syndrome.
An experienced chiropractor understands how to work on your arm and wrist to relieve the pinching of your nerve and the associated pain. In addition, in many cases, the pressure on your median nerve is caused by problems with alignment in other parts of the body – often the spinal column. After tending to the painful areas of your body, a chiropractor can then look to realign your neck and spine to correct any major problems that may be leading to your wrist issues. With surgery, carpal tunnel symptoms may return within a few years, however, with chiropractic care treating the underlying causes of the condition, you can live symptom-free indefinitely.
Consult with the Chiropractic Team at Tampa Bay Spine & Injury Today
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel or any other painful condition, please do not hesitate to call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury to learn how we can help you. Please call our Brandon office at 813-381-3852 or our St. Petersburg office at 727-898-3852 today.