Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) causes weakness, pain, tingling and numbness in the wrists and hands. It can make working with your hands very hard and often afflicts computer programmers, assembly line workers, food service employees, professional musicians and many other people who work with their hands all day. While the pain is enough to make many consider surgery, our Atlanta chiropractor urges people to try chiropractic care first. Our natural, non-invasive techniques like spinal and extremity adjustments as well as massage therapy have been very successful in helping many people regain hand strength, range of motion and comfort.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Responds Well to Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
CTS occurs when the median nerve that travels through the narrow, bony carpal tunnel in your wrist becomes compressed by inflammation in the surrounding tissues. The median nerve controls the movement and sensations in your hands and fingers. When soft tissues that share the tunnel become inflamed, they squeeze the nerve and make your wrist and hand hurt. Fortunately, our Atlanta chiropractor can diagnose the reason behind the inflammation and help relieve the pressure; chiropractic care and massage therapy are particularly helpful.
Chiropractic care for CTS involves diagnosing any misalignment in your spine. Misalignment can cause imbalances, inflammation and pinched nerves. By correcting musculoskeletal alignment, your nerves, including the median nerve, can have the space they need to operate correctly. Massage therapy can then help reduce painful stress and inflammation inside your wrist. Massage also releases endorphins into your system to help with natural, drug-free pain relief.
We will also teach you ways to avoid future CTS flare ups. Showing you how to move more ergonomically within your workspace helps you keep your hands safer. We also coach you on stretches and exercises you can do during breaks to increase strength and flexibility in your hands, wrists and arms so they are less injury prone overall.
If you suffer from CTS, contact us before you decide on surgery. Our techniques have helped many people find pain relief. Just think: how would life be different if your hands felt better?
How would carpal tunnel affect your day-to-day activity?
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