Resolution of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Following Chiropractic Care
Carpal tunnel is pain, numbness and tingling in the arm, wrist and hand and can progress to weakness in the hand muscles. It is caused by pinching of the median nerve which originates in the brachial plexus. One of the many causes of this condition is RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury) like repeatedly using a jack hammer or typing for hours on the computer without using the sound principles of ergonomics. The carpal tunnel is a small passage on the palm side of the hand. The median nerve passes through and is protected by this narrow passage. The pain can be mild to debilitating and can be intense enough to wake you up at night. If not properly treated, it can progressively get worse and require surgery. Now, a new study[i] shows that Chiropractic can be helpful for relief of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A 57 year old woman who had been suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for the past ten months, showed significant improvement right after the first visit and did not have to wear her brace after the fourth visit.
At Ramer Chiropractic we use gentle methods of adjustments which help in reduction of symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without creating any further inflammation to the affected soft tissues. In addition, ultrasound therapy and laser have been found to help with carpal tunnel syndrome and are used as adjunct therapy to the gentle activator instrument adjustments. For more information, click on the following link
[i] Jonathan Murphy, BS, Rod Floyd, DC, Christopher Varnum, DC, Joel Alcantara, DC , Resolution of Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study, Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, December 15, 2014 , Pages 206-210
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