A Surgery-Free Solution For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be very debilitating, impacting your wrist, hand and fingers. Some of the common symptoms are tingling, numbness, pain, burning and weakness. As a neurologically-based chiropractic office in West Des Moines, IA we are seeing this condition more and more often, especially those who sit in front of their computers for a majority of their day.
Many sufferers actually seek surgery to address the pain, which can be not only painful, but expensive. However, neurologically-based chiropractic care offers a surgery-free, natural way to alleviate the symptoms of carpal tunnel.
The Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pressure on the median nerve, which controls the muscles and sensation in the wrist and fingers is what causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This median nerve actually travels all the way from the wrist to the arm and enters the spinal cord through the bones in the neck. When one or more of the spinal bones in the neck shifts out of alignment, it can put pressure on the nerves. Pressure or irritation to the nerve roots as they exit the neck makes the median nerve more vulnerable to injury at the wrist. This is called "Double Crush syndrome" and is consistently found in patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
According to The Lancet medical journal the Double Crush phenomenon is one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Nearly 7 out of every 10 CTS patients have nerve irritation in the neck. Another study found that 89% of carpal tunnel sufferers also had arthritis in the neck. Both studies suggest the vast majority of CTS patients actually have Double Crush phenomena.
If you sit in front of a computer or at a desk for long periods of time, ergonomics can aggravate these symptoms making them worse.
How Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care Can Correct Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
By addressing misalignments in the spine, we are ultimately taking pressure off the nervous system. This can help address the symptoms sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome experience. We highly suggest you try neurologically-based chiropractic care before deciding to undergo surgery.
If you are suffering from the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome, let our team help improve your quality of life through specific neurologically-based chiropractic care!
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