Over the last three years, many Americans have moved from a traditional office setting to a home office. While there are many perks of working from home like eating lunch in your own kitchen or taking your dog for a quick walk on a break, there are also some trade offs. Many homes were not built for a true office workspace, so you may have needed to be creative to set up your home office. As a result, you may not have proper posture as you work, putting stress on your wrists and hands. The repetitive movements associated with daily computer work (typing) can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. The team at Caron Chiropractic has seen an increase in our clients who are struggling with this condition, and we offer safe and effective treatment options to provide you with relief and prevent future problems.
Cause Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can develop when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into your hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at your wrist. This can cause serious pain and discomfort, including weakness, burning, tingling, and/or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. It is a persistent condition which can be difficult to get rid of. It usually starts gradually and can actually flare at night when you are sleeping with your hands flexed. Fortunately, non-invasive treatment options are often very effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Surgery is generally seen as a last resort and does not always have positive results.
Non-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options St Paul
Chiropractic care including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture are seen as highly effective treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive and can provide you with short term relief and prevention of long-term issues. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pressure at the carpal tunnel and massage therapy can reduce the inflammation by relaxing and stretching the muscles and fascia of the neck, shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. We can also provide you with specific exercises that you can complete at home that will keep your muscles flexible and loose and help prevent future occurrences of this condition.
Recovering from carpal tunnel syndrome can take some time, especially if you need to continue to work at a computer while you recover. Treatment and exercises are critical to reducing the pain and discomfort so that you can resume normal activities. For more information about our non-invasive carpal tunnel treatment, call Caron Chiropractic at 651-255-9999.