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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that can be debilitating. It affects the tendons found in your wrist, and it happens when there is pressure or inflammation on the median nerve. It houses many tendons that allow for movement in your hand, so if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it will make it challenging to use one or both hands. If this sounds like something you are experiencing, please contact us at Seagate Health and Wellness.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
It is a syndrome that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands. And when pressure on your median nerve—which runs from your neck down to your writing—becomes too great. The result can be debilitating for anyone who works with their hands or uses them frequently.
It is often the result of repetitive motion that causes inflammation and swelling around your median nerve. Some common symptoms include;
- numbness, tingling, pain in your hand or fingers (especially when you move them),
- weakness, loss of grip strength,
- or burning sensations.
Carpal tunnel doesn't just affect carpenters; it can happen to anyone who works with their hands regularly—including office workers! The risk also goes up as you age because people naturally lose some flexibility over time.
What Are Some Strategies for Healing?
Chiropractic adjustments can be made by spinal manipulation and other devices such as massage therapy. Recovery time is typically quick, but it may take a while for the final results to appear.
Many types of treatment can help you get away from this syndrome: chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, ice packs, and hot compresses, among others. All these treatments will require some form of healing; however, recovery times vary depending on the type of treatment used and how quickly your body responds to each one. It's possible that some effects such as pain relief or decreased inflammation won't surface until several weeks after using them - so don't lose faith if things don’t seem better after a week!
The best way to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome is to look at all the available options and pick a treatment that seems like it would work for you. If one particular option doesn't seem capable of producing results, try something else instead - there's no need to limit yourself when so many choices are out there waiting for you!
Remember that if your condition continues, then contact a doctor as soon as possible. There could be other underlying issues that will require medical attention for them not to worsen over time. In addition, don’t forget about things such as ergonomics since they can play an essential role in how well or poorly you manage your symptoms throughout the day-to-day of life.
Why Does This Problem Occur at All?
In some cases, it is caused by a wrist injury. However, this can be from an accident or the result of repetitive movements over many days and years that gradually cause damage to your tissues in this area.
Other reasons for developing these symptoms may include: poor posture while working at a computer all day long; pregnancy (especially if you have had preterm labor before); diabetes; rheumatoid arthritis; thyroid disease; being female more than age 60 with high blood pressure and obesity.
However, there are many cases where the cause is unknown. That's why it can be challenging to treat and get relief from pain.
How do I know if my symptoms are severe enough to see a doctor?
While the appropriate health care professional should assess severe symptoms, some signs indicate you may need to seek immediate medical attention. These include:
- If you feel numbness or tingling spreading beyond the fingers and into the wrist.
- If your finger strength decreases so much that everyday tasks become difficult/impossible to complete with one hand (i.e., buttoning a shirt).
- If the pain begins waking you up at night and preventing you from having a restorative sleep.
- If your symptoms are accompanied by fever, which is sometimes an indicator of infection (rare).
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Your doctor can determine what is causing your pain and prescribe treatment options to help alleviate it.
- In some cases, surgery may be necessary in order to prevent permanent nerve damage or further injury from occurring (rare).
- If you are experiencing numbness or tingling that is not connected to your wrist, seek medical attention immediately.
The sooner you get treated for this syndrome, the better, as it can help speed up healing time and reduce symptoms such as tingling or numbness that often accompany this diagnosis. If left untreated, these symptoms can spread into other parts of the body, eventually leading to amputation if not adequately addressed within a specific timeframe - so do not ignore warning signs!
Chiropractic care for Carpal injury has helped many people who have suffered from work-related injuries. Like other conditions, the Carpal injury will respond to chiropractic care if given early on in the course of this problem. However, once permanent damage has occurred, only surgery can help treat the condition using a surgical procedure called carpal tunnel release.
Chiropractic treatment for syndrome uses an adjustment method that applies pressure and force to specific areas within the spine that are associated with nerve pathways affecting different parts of your body, including those related to your hand and arm function such as fingers, thumb & wrist area after suffering from a CTS or similar injury. This makes the chiropractor's excellent professionals capable of offering effective relief, especially when it comes to alleviating pain, tingling, and other symptoms related to nerve compression.
Since the injuries affect the nerves in your arms that travel through your wrist area into your hand, chiropractic care can effectively minimize or eliminate this problem since it focuses on manipulating the spine, which is where CTS originates from.
Although surgery can correct the condition of tendons by cutting off circulation to those specific areas of tissue causing damage, there are several reasons why you should consider chiropractic treatment for Carpal Tunnel injury over surgical methods, including safety concerns about operating with anesthetics as well as potential risks associated with general anesthesia during surgical procedures not to mention adverse side effects such as scarring & permanent loss of function if done incorrectly or when performed multiple times.
Our Chiropractor Dr. Suzanne Demers specializes in helping people with carpal tunnel syndrome heal at the hands of chiropractic care. We offer patients an individualized treatment plan that includes education about the condition, daily exercises to do on your own, and adjustments tailored to you personally. If you are suffering from this disorder or know someone who does, make sure they get help today by contacting us at Seagate Health & Wellness at Tampa:(813) 730-5880 for more information!