Carpal tunnel syndrome can develop for a variety of reasons, although repetition is thought to be a common cause. Those who do repeated movements over and over, such as golfers, tennis players, knitters, or office workers, could begin to develop signs of carpal tunnel syndrome over time.
Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes inflammation of the wrist, more specifically of the median nerve that runs from the hand through the wrist and up the entire arm. Those with carpal tunnel may begin to experience weakness or pain in the wrist when trying to write or type. A numbness or tingling sensation in the arm is also a sign of the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome. While carpal tunnel is not a serious health issue, it can be an annoyance, especially if it begins to affect your ability to work or enjoy your favorite activity due to pain or weakness in the wrist. Thankfully, chiropractic care from a Bentonville chiropractor might be just the answer you are looking for to alleviate any carpal tunnel pain.
Chiropractic Care Focuses on the Nerves
Dr. Tom Niemela is a neurologically-based chiropractor in Bentonville, AR who can treat your carpal tunnel syndrome naturally. He can adjust your wrist and hand to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation, but he will also adjust your spine to improve overall body function, which includes reducing carpal tunnel discomfort. Chiropractic is based on treating the nerves, specifically the central nervous system that control other bodily systems. Misalignments of the spine will cause nerve interference that can lead to inflammation or swelling in the body, including along the median nerve where the carpal tunnel is found. A chiropractic adjustment will remove misalignments, restore nerve communication, and reduce inflammation, which will in turn alleviate any carpal tunnel problems. Additionally, carpal tunnel can be caused by health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, or hypothyroidism. Because chiropractic treats the overall health of the body, it can also address these health concerns and alleviate any signs of carpal tunnel syndrome as well.
Proof That Chiropractic Works
Studies have shown that chiropractic is a safe and natural method for managing carpal tunnel weakness or pain by addressing the root cause, nerve interference. One 42-year-old woman found relief from numbness, pain, and tingling in her right hand after regular adjustments from a chiropractor. She received chiropractic adjustments for four weeks on her elbow, wrist, and hand, which completely eradicated her symptoms of carpal tunnel. Another case study followed individuals over 60 with carpal tunnel syndrome. These individuals also found relief after repeated chiropractic visits. Chiropractic care has worked for others to relieve pain, weakness, and tingling in the wrist and arm, and it can work for you too! Don’t delay. Seek care from Dr. Tom Niemela at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to find relief and enjoy getting back to those everyday things you enjoy.
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