While cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices have made sharing information increasingly faster, their use has a downside. It is the development of numbness, tingling, and pain, all symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Idaho Chiropractic Group in Boise, ID, is seeing an increasing number of these patients. Fortunately, the natural, noninvasive therapies used by our chiropractors can help bring relief.
Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When carpal tunnel syndrome remains untreated, permanent damage can occur to the affected thumb or hand. This disorder is the result of a problem with the median nerve, which originates in the cervical spine and extends through the carpal tunnel in the wrist to the hand. Its job is controlling movement and feeling in the respective thumb and all the fingers except the smallest. Symptoms result when excessive pressure occurs on the median nerve.
There are several potential reasons for excessive pressure in the median nerve. Our Boise chiropractors cites these as the most common:
- Swelling prior to narrowing of the tunnel
- Inflammation of the median nerve
- Wrist injury resulting from repetitive use
Typical patient complaints include an escalating sensation of burning, tingling, numbness, or pain. For some patients, even getting dressed becomes impossible.
Our doctors link several risk factors to this condition:
- Use of vibrating devices
- Carrying excess weight
- Twisting motions of the wrist and the hand
- Being female
- Being pregnant
- Specific medical disorders
Quite often, symptoms first appear at night during sleep. Eventually, daytime symptoms are likely to appear.
Carpal Tunnel Relief from Our Chiropractors
The most effective relief for carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when our chiropractors provide an early diagnosis and treatment. After undergoing a consultation that includes a comprehensive physical exam, evaluation of health history, and any necessary imaging, patients receive a diagnosis and a treatment plan designed to address their individual needs. This plan focuses on the cause of discomfort rather than merely treating symptoms.
Our practice utilizes only natural therapies that avoid medication and surgery. Chiropractic treatment for this disorder uses gentle adjustments of the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist. Some patients benefit from icing and splinting of the affected wrist. Our doctors are also able to provide patients with advice regarding beneficial ergonomic and lifestyle changes.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Boise, ID, Chiropractors
Don’t suffer from the discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome when relief is possible. Our Boise, ID, chiropractors offer top-quality, state-of-the-art care plus a genuine concern for each patient’s well-being. Take a moment today to call Idaho Chiropractic Group at 208-343-6900 to schedule an appointment and learn how chiropractic can help you achieve maximum wellness.