Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition, most common among computer users. It is estimated that 195 000 Australians present to their GP every year with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
-Pain in the forearm and wrist, moving into the palm
-Tingling, burning, numbness of the palm and fingers
-Weakness of grasping
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women, and can be made worse by other factors such as pregnancy, arthritis, sudden weight gain etc.
WHAT CAUSES CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
The carpal tunnel is formed by the ligaments and bones of the wrist. Through this narrow passageway pass the tendons of the fingers and the median nerve. The median nerve supplies the palm and last 3 fingers. When this passageway narrows (due to inflammation, swelling, movement of bones etc), pressure is placed on the median nerve. This produces the above, painful symptoms. Symptoms can also be related to issues further up the arm, such as within the forearm flexors or neck.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
CHIROPRACTIC ensures correct alignment of the bones of the wrist and is able to correct dysfunction within the neck and shoulder, thus taking pressure off the median nerve.
In a 1998 study, chiropractic care was found to be just as effective as conservative medical care using pain relieving medication and splinting. The chiropractic approach could be a better option for those wanting to avoid or unable to tolerate strong pharmaceuticals.
MASSAGE decreases tension in the forearm, shoulder, and neck, therefore relieving pressure on the nerve. Massage decreases swelling and inflammation, and trigger point activity, thus decreasing pain.
A 2004 study concluded that massage therapy improved grip strength and lowered pain and anxiety levels for carpal tunnel syndrome.
ACUPUNCTURE by promoting circulation within the carpal tunnel and removing blockages, pain is decreased and better function restored.
A 2010 study found acupuncture with warm needling and massage to have a cure rate of 81.7% compared to 47.4% with analgesics medications.
Your Gentle Care Practitioners are experienced in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
We would love to see you and discuss how we may be able to help.
CHIROPRACTIC – ACUPUNCTURE – MASSAGE – PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
The goal of preventative care is optimal function. Your practitioner provides regular check-ups that are designed to detect abnormal function early corrections to minimize pain and/or future damage. Keeping regular appointments is critical for health.
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