A widespread occupational health problem that is on the rise today is the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The increased dependency on computers has resulted in millions of people being affected by CTS. This injury is caused by work that is repetitive in nature, such as work in an assembly line, typing on a computer, chopping, hammering or pushing and is found to be the most expensive work related injury. Interestingly, women are more plagued by it than men. CTS occur when the median nerve of the hand gets compressed in the eight bones in the wrist, which are collectively called the carpal tunnel. Constant pressure on this nerve results in wrist pain, numbness of the hand and wrist, tingling, burning, weakness and loss of sleep due to discomfort. True Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects only the thumb, middle finger and index finger. This is because the median nerve of the hand, which underlies the Carpal Tunnel, only supplies the first 3 fingers of the hand
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Less Invasive Treatment Option
Although there are a variety of treatment options that are offered for those suffering from CTS, one effective and hugely popular treatment is chiropractic care. for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a less invasive treatment option. In most of the cases, a chiropractor will make adjustments to the affected area. The chiropractor will try and locate the point where the nerve blockage is occurring and make an assessment of the diagnosis. Chiropractic manipulation of the neck and spine has been seen to be an effective treatment option. A combination of physiotherapy, stretching and muscle strengthening exercises often result in improving the symptoms of CTS.
The chiropractor also makes adjustments to the carpal bones of the hands. This is very effective in reducing the pressure in the carpal tunnel of the hand.Regular chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can prevent the need for a surgery.
Chiropractic care has the added advantage of allowing patients to manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS can often make a person feel powerless. Chiropractic care empowers the individual to feel a sense of ownership and helps him or her manage their health by relieving, controlling and healing the symptoms.
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Are you suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is it robbing you of the joy in your everyday life? Get in touch with us. We will be delighted to help you out. At Integrated Medical Care (IMC), our expert chiropractors use advanced chiropractic techniques to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality and healthy life.