Between the arm and hand lies an important piece of your body ... your wrist! It may get so much wear and tear that when it hurts it can affect our daily living. Did you know a misalignment in the spine could contribute to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center we can help relieve that pain safely and naturally through the use of Chiropractic Care.Do you have to restore sensation by shaking or massaging your fingers, palms, and wrists to ease to cramps? As carpal tunnel progresses and inflammation worsens, you may find it difficult to gripping objects due to muscle weakness, numbing, or a tingling and burning sensation.
How can Chiropractic Care Help?
Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur with repetitive motion, such as typing, texting, or repetitive motion with the hands assembling things at work. Carpal tunnel is almost always a result of what is known as a double crush syndrome.The cervical spine/neck initially is subluxated (Bones misalign causing nerve pressure), first which cuts nerve flow off to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the arm. As a result, this can cause an imbalance in the in the muscles and tendons and can easily lead to a thickening of the tendons and the fascia surrounding the wrist. Then the inflammation can cause a compression and inflammation of the median nerve in the wrist. However, the origin of the median nerve from the upper spine is what started the downward spiral and that subluxation could have potentially started years ago, which results in the carpal tunnel syndrome presently. So how can Chiropractic Care help? If you have a problem with your wrists you may need a Chiropractic adjustment of the upper cervical spine and/or laser treatments to help relieve and heal the inflamed nerve and tissues. After an adjustment, you'll rest the affected arm and may apply cold to reduce any inflammation to allow the hand or elbow to move more easily and most importantly heal safely on its own.
Let's wrap This Up!
At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center our purpose to is to correct the misalignment safely to help restore and maintain your body's natural health. If you or someone you know is suffering from wrist, arm, elbow, or upper arm pain give our office a call today to schedule a Chiropractic Evaluation.