Carpal Tunnel Treatment with our Chiropractor in Cumming, GA
Our skilled and knowledgeable chiropractor in Cumming has been helping patients of all ages enjoy safe and holistic pain relief for many years. We are equipped to treat a wide variety of common musculoskeletal conditions including neck and back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and much more. Whether you have recently suffered an injury at work or you’re interested in preventative chiropractic care, our friendly and experienced team is here to help you heal naturally and without the use of prescription medications.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused by a great amount of pressure being placed on the median nerve. The median nerve runs along the length of the arm, down through a passage in the wrist which is known as the carpal tunnel and ends in the hand. The median nerve helps to control movement and feeling in the thumb and the movement of all the fingers, aside from the pinky.
When too much pressure is placed on the median nerve, patients can experience weakness, numbness and tingling in the hand. It can be difficult for patients to pinpoint what exactly caused their pain and other symptoms to begin but carpal tunnel is often the result of:
- Repetitive motions of the wrist, like typing
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Some of the other symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome may include a burning or itching sensation in the palm, thumb and index finger. If left untreated, the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome can last for long, extended periods of time. They may also worsen, making it difficult to complete daily tasks without intense pain and discomfort. In severe cases, patients may experience loss of feeling in the fingers, a loss of strength and coordination, the inability to pinch using the thumb and permanent muscle damage.
How Can I Prevent Carpal Tunnel?
There is a lot you can do to protect your wrist and hopefully prevent carpal tunnel, beginning with reducing stress on the hands and wrists. Practicing proper ergonomics at work and at home is a good place to start. Additionally, simple stretches and corrective exercises can help to strengthen the wrist area.
Diagnosis and Treatment
During your initial consultation, our experienced Cumming chiropractor will gather information about your health history and complete a comprehensive chiropractic examination. To rule out other causes of hand and wrist pain, additional diagnostic testing, including X-rays may be needed. Once a clear diagnosis has been made, we will recommend a treatment plan that works to fit your health and lifestyle needs.
Utilizing both instrument-based and manual chiropractic adjustments, we will work to target the root cause of your pain and promote faster natural healing. With regular adjustments, we can also help to reduce inflammation, restore your natural range of motion and strengthen the muscles in the hand.
Contact Us Today
Want to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care treatment for carpal tunnel and other common neuromusculoskeletal conditions? Call (770) 886-7070 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment with our friendly and skilled team.