Each of your hands has 27 bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles, and more than 100 ligaments and tendons. And because these hard-working extremities are so complicated and intricate, it’s no wonder that one or both can become compromised. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common hand ailment that frequently benefits from the services of a chiropractor.
The office of North Park Chiropractic Center is highly experienced with the diagnoses and treatments of chiropractic needs throughout the body. We provide the ultimate quality of skilled and compassionate treatment, and we care as much about your well-being as you do.
Though many people become afflicted with CTS, they don’t quite understand what it is and why it happens. The carpal tunnel is a slender corridor on the palm side of your wrist. The median nerve and tendons to the fingers and thumb run through this corridor. The median is in charge of the feeling and movement of the thumb and first three fingers. When the nerve gets constricted, it becomes numb, tingly, weak and/or painful, resulting in CTS. Though symptoms can manifest in one or both hands, they usually show up in your dominant hand first.
A chiropractor can establish if issues in your upper spine are the root of your CTS. If so, the chiropractor would focus on alleviating pressure on the nerve. If your indicators are the result of pressure at the carpal tunnel, chiropractic treatment may include gentle manipulation of your wrist or elbow.Chiropractors have exceptional expertise in nerve entrapment syndromes, such as CTS.
The initial symptoms of CTS ebb and flow, but if CTS is left untreated, the symptoms become continuous and more severe. Pain may travel from your hand up to your shoulder, and the muscles on the thumb side of your hand might eventually become atrophied.
The office of North Park Chiropractic Center takes pride in its outstanding service, attention to detail and friendly professionalism. You will receive excellent care and explanations of the best options available to you. We look forward to exceeding your high expectations. Please call us today for an appointment.
By North Park Chiropractic Center
June 28, 2022