Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when tissues in the wrist squeeze or compress one of the major nerves to the hand, known as the median nerve. This nerve starts in your cervical spine, which is the group of spinal bones that form your neck. The median nerve then runs all the way down your arm and through a narrow passageway in your wrist, known as the carpal tunnel. The pressure to the nerve can occur at several points along the way, including in your cervical spine or in the carpal tunnel.
The syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in your arm or hand. Symptoms tend to be worse on the thumb side of the hand. The pain or tingling may travel up your forearm and into your shoulder. Sometimes carpal tunnel syndrome causes shock-like sensations to your thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers. Weakness associated with carpal tunnel syndrome can make it difficult to grasp objects or perform fine movements, such as buttoning your clothes. You may even begin to drop things.
Here are three effective ways patients with carpal tunnel syndrome benefit from chiropractic care:
1- Postural restoration:
It is important to note that your posture and wrist position when you type (especially if you sit at a desk for long periods of time) is very important. The problem is that many of us don’t pay much attention to our posture until we start to feel pain, pressure, or stiffness. A chiropractor will work with you to improve your posture to ensure that you’re sitting correctly and everything remains in proper alignment from your cervical spine (neck) and shoulders all the way down to your wrists.
If you’re concerned about your risk due to your job or other lifestyle factors, Chiropractors can discuss preventive exercises and techniques to help you avoid putting additional strain on your nerves and joints.
2- Provision of less invasive treatment option:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly cases that have gone undiagnosed or treated for an extended period of time, that ends up being too painful and advanced to be handled with medicine may face surgery. However, chiropractic care often helps minimize that option as a last resort. Regular visits to a chiropractor can show positive results in the controlling and healing of many of the CTS symptoms.
3- Educate Patients on how to manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) :
Dealing with CTS can make a person feel powerless over their own body. However, working with a chiropractor to relieve, control, and heal the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome empowers the patient to be able to feel ownership of managing and improving his or her health.
Health problems that produce chronic pain can take a toll on the patient not only physically, but psychologically.
Workers who perform repetitive tasks daily as part of their job need to be especially aware of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Feeling pain, numbness, tingling, or burning in their palms or fingers may be the first symptoms of CTS. The earlier it’s diagnosed, the more effective less-invasive treatment will be.
Conclusively, chiropractic care offers the dual benefits of being a highly effective treatment and also employing tactics that are less invasive when compared to other options.
Here at Blue Tree Clinics Dubai, our team of chiropractors has the training and expertise to design a personalized program to help you and every other patient improve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you or a loved one are suffering from this condition, kindly visit our website www.bluetreeclinics.com We’re ever ready to assist you!
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