Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is the term for impingement of nerves as they travel through the wrist. This results in pain in the wrist during regular day to day activities. Long term problems can occur due ignoring Carpal Tunnel syndrome. If ignored, symptoms can progress until the nerve is so damaged that surgery is required.
Our Lynnwood chiropractic can accurately diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome. Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult because it is often impossible to pinpoint its exact cause, but chiropractors have special expertise in the nerve entrapment syndromes, like carpal tunnel syndrome.
This page provides information on carpal tunnel syndrome, treatment procedure in Lynnwood and how to book an appointment with us.
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What is carpal tunnel?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the median nerve. This nerve runs from the forearm to the hand and passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a small space in wrist bones and ligaments. If this median nerve is compressed or stimulated, it can cause symptoms like numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the arm and hand.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms usually start gradually and include:
- Tingling or numbness Tingling and numbness in the fingers or hand is normal. You might feel a sensation like an electric shock in these fingers, but it will go away.
- Weakness The numbness or weakness in your hand may cause you to drop objects. This is because the median nerve also controls the thumb’s pinching muscles.
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
Causes include overuse of the wrists in a specific activity, such as typing and mouse use at the computer. Carpal tunnel symptoms can also present in a healthy wrist, as the nerve root can be impinged in the neck before it travels down its path to the hand causing similar symptoms.
carpal tunnel treatment
Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is very effective with chiropractic adjustments. By adjusting the joints of the carpal tunnel, scar tissue developed from overuse can be remodeled and pressure can be relieved from the nerves. A chiropractor can also determine if the problem is indeed caused by the wrist or by the neck instead.
How do we treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
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Do not ignore your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Frequently asked questions about carpal tunnel syndrome
Temporary pain relief for carpal tunnel syndrome
For temporary relief, resting the wrist from aggravating activities can go a long way.
Does medical insurance cover treatment of carpal tunnel?
Medical insurance does cover care and management of pain associated with carpal tunnel by a chiropractor.
Does cracking your knuckel cause damage?
At this point, the research suggests that cracking your knuckles does not cause damage. That being said, doing to habitually every hour of the day could promote joint instability in some cases.
Is it okay to wear a wrist brace?
A wrist brace may prove to be an effective temporary relieve strategy, but relying on it for long periods of time may have consequences to the function of the wrist.