Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or pinched as it passes through the wrist. This can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers. It can also cause pain in the wrist and hand, and difficulty with gripping and manipulating objects.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by repetitive strain injuries, but it can also be caused by other factors such as arthritis, pregnancy, and obesity.
Chiropractic care can help carpal tunnel syndrome by addressing the underlying cause of the condition and promoting healing through the use of various techniques, including spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and massage.
During a chiropractic visit for carpal tunnel syndrome, the chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of the condition and develop a treatment plan. This may include spinal adjustments to improve spinal alignment and relieve pressure on nerves, therapeutic exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the hand and wrist, and massage to relax tense muscles and improve circulation.