It is well known that chiropractic care can be extremely effective when it comes to helping you recover from an automobile accident that causes lower back pain or whiplash. In fact, chiropractic care is ideally suited to helping people recover from many injuries. Injuries that affect the spinal column’s alignment, large muscle groups, and/or gross motor skills respond very well to chiropractic care. It may be less obvious that chiropractic care can also be helpful for such causes of pain and discomfort as carpal tunnel syndrome. Caron Chiropractic has helped many clients who have suffered with the painful, and often debilitating, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs the entire length of the arm. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel, which is located in the wrist, before reaching its terminal location in the back of the hand. When pressure builds up on the median nerve, inflammation can result, which in turn causes mild to increasingly intense pain. The pain of carpal tunnel syndrome can, in fact, become so intense that some people find it impossible to do simple things like typing or even tying their shoes.
Fortunately, though, Caron Chiropractic has a long history of helping people recover from the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome. The reason that the human resources offices of so many businesses and other places of work have so much experience with carpal tunnel syndrome is that working at a keyboard is a prime source of carpal tunnel syndrome. The way we rest our hands on the keyboard places subtle, but often constant, pressure on the wrists. That can lead to an increase in inflammation in the carpal tunnel and compression of the median nerve, resulting in the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractic care is well suited to relieving pressure and reducing inflammation, and Caron Chiropractic is ready to help you if you have been experiencing pain that you may think is due to carpal tunnel syndrome. You may be helped more immediately by making some simple adjustments to your workspace and your posture when sitting at your desk. But those simple adjustments may not be enough to actually reduce the inflammation causing CTS. A combination of spinal rehabilitation, massage, and/or acupuncture almost certainly will. If you suspect that you have carpal tunnel syndrome, contact us at (651) 255-9999 for an appointment.