Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Naturally
Symptoms and treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can profoundly affect your quality of life. The painful condition in your hand and wrist is caused by nerve compression on your median nerve – the one that runs the length of your arm.
Some causes of CTS include:
- Repetitive use of the hands or continued work with pulsating tools
- Metabolic disorders that affect the thyroid and pituitary glands
- Prolonged computer use
- Unresolved neck and upper back pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the fingers within 60 seconds of activity. CTS can cause loss of strength in the hand, resulting in difficulty holding or gripping small objects. The more quickly symptoms appear, the more severe the carpal tunnel syndrome.
Short-term treatments for CTS typically consist of prescription medications and physical therapy. Cortisone injections are used to manage pain in the wrists and hands.
The side effects of these treatments are often worse than the CTS. They include pain and swelling at the injection site, infection, cartilage loss, allergic reaction, or skin discoloration.
If symptoms do not significantly improve, wrist surgery happens in 71 percent of cases. Claims about the success or failure of carpal tunnel surgery greatly vary. But there is a way to improve of carpal tunnel symptoms without resorting to invasive techniques: chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a more conservative and less invasive approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment. Chiropractic care helps CTS by adjusting the patient’s wrist, elbow, and spine.
Most CTS patients show significant improvement in range of motion, finger sensation, and pain reduction after a series of chiropractic treatments.
Chiropractic care is an excellent, non-invasive, and effective solution for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Contact True Potential Chiropractic today for a consultation!
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.