Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Non-Surgical Treatment for Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often described as pain, numbness, or tingling on the side of the wrists due to the Median nerve in the wrist being aggravated.  Carpal tunnel can affect both wrists simultaneously.  The pain comes from the Median nerve, which controls muscles and sensations in the arm and wrists.  The nerve is comprised of branches of nerves stemming from the spinal nerves in the middle neck and upper back.

When subluxations are present in the neck, we often see symptoms in other areas of the body, such as the case with carpal tunnel.  Patients feel numbness, tingling, and pain in the wrists and hands when the actual cause of the symptoms is rooted in the neck.  The pain associated with carpal tunnel can be debilitating, causing great stress by effecting everyday activities such as eating, driving, and personal care.  Chiropractic care has long been proven to help with carpal tunnel syndrome.

A study published in 2014 followed a woman with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands who had improvement following just 5 chiropractic adjustments.  When an adjustment is made to the cervical spine to relieve the pressure on the nerves, those nerves are able to function optimally and symptoms are reduced.  Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle, and non-invasive treatment for carpal tunnel patients that provides treatment to the cause of the syndrome not just to the symptoms.

Murphy J Floyd R, Varnum C.  Resolution of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome following subluxation based chiropractic care: A case study [case report]. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2014 Fal;2014(4):Online access only p 206-210.

Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson



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