Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment From Your Chiropractor in Queens
Are you experiencing chronic pain in your wrist, forearm, and/or hand? Then, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain in these areas is the hallmark of the condition. It is caused by nerve compression in the area. You have a nerve, known as the median nerve, which goes through a small tunnel in your wrist that is called the carpal tunnel. If the median nerve becomes compressed by scar tissue or irritated through overuse of the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome can develop, causing you pain whenever you move your wrist.
You can use surgery or drugs to treat carpal tunnel. However, each comes with their own unique set of drawbacks and are drastic, invasive options. It is best to save them for last. In fact, the best carpal tunnel treatment isn't invasive at all. All you need is a chiropractor.
How Your Queens Chiropractor Can Help with Your Carpal Tunnel
Your Queens, New York chiropractor offers an excellent alternative approach to treating carpal tunnel syndrome that is highly effective with virtually all patients. Because carpal tunnel symptoms often begin in nerve interference in the spine, elbow, or wrist, chiropractic treatment is perfect for healing this condition.
Your chiropractor in Queens, New York will treat carpal tunnel by looking for misalignments in the spine that might be causing it, and then giving you adjustments to correct these misalignments. The misalignments that can cause it are often in the upper spine and neck, and even the base of the skull. Adjusting the shoulder and upper arm can also provide nerve decompression and pain relief. If you are having any issues with range of motion, chiropractic treatment will restore it.
Of course, the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome is to avoid getting it in the first place. It is considered a stress injury, caused by repetitive motion of the hand and wrist. If you type a lot, play an instrument or sport, work on an assembly line, spend long periods gardening, or anything else that involves using the same hand and wrist movements over and over again, you may be at risk for carpal tunnel. Taking frequent breaks and using wrist support devices such as braces and lifts can go a long way in preventing it in the first place. Doing exercises that stretch the wrist on a regular basis will also help protect you from it and keep your wrist strong and pain-free.
Contact Your Queens Chiropractor Today
Contact us today at (347) 960-7774 to make your first appointment. You will receive an examination and evaluation to determine the source of your carpal tunnel pain and to decide if chiropractic treatment is right for you. If it is, you will receive your first treatment at your initial appointment, and we will set up a treatment program for you to finally get better and heal for good.