San Jose Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Although carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) normally affects the hands, wrists, fingers, elbows and arms, the actual root of the condition is usually found in the compressed nerves of the neck. Mission Chiropractic chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome focusses on relieving pain to the affected nerves using a series of chiropractic adjustments. In addition, our San Jose chiropractors provide a range of preventative recommendations, for working at a computer or for any workplace environment, that will help to significantly reduce carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and may reverse the condition completely.
What Causes CTS?
A work environment that is not ergonomically controlled and requires repetitive hand motions can induce carpal tunnel syndrome in workers. When early symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling begin interfering with everyday life — prompt chiropractic care can significantly improve the chances of full recovery.
Symptoms of CTS
Symptoms of CTS often begin in the early morning and gradually worsen throughout the day with acute pain peaking at night. Tingling and numbness are most often felt in the thumb, index and middle finger including weakness in the muscles in and around the thumb. CTS sufferers also report feeling a dull ache in the forearm with reduced sensitivity to touch in the hand.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
While each case of CTS may differ greatly for each patient, Mission Chiropractic chiropractic treatments have been shown to significantly reduce symptoms associated with the condition. Most patients who have sought treatment from our San Jose clinic have reported improvement with their range of motion and have noticed reduced numbness and pain. Although some advanced and untreated cases of carpal tunnel syndrome may require surgery, scheduling an appointment with a licensed San Jose chiropractor who can also work in conjunction with your regular health care provider may eliminate the need for invasive procedures or problems with prolonged use of potentially harmful pain medications.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Without Drugs or Medications
When drug therapies are not an option or are no longer effective; chiropractic care offers natural methods for healing and overcoming CTS symptoms. Your Mission Chiropractic chiropractor will begin with gentle and careful adjustments to the neck, elbow and spine following a complete physical evaluation and medical history review. Certain chiropractic techniques used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome may include a brace; a temporary method that limits the hand’s movements to allow the wrist and tendons to heal. Additional chiropractic care options may involve various types of physical therapy including stretching and strengthening exercises. Mission Chiropractic chiropractors base treatments on your individual case and provide informed advice to alleviate pain naturally.
San Jose Chiropractic Clinic
Qualified and experienced chiropractic care is focused on relieving, managing and ultimately healing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome while empowering patients to develop lifestyle habits that improve the symptoms and promote overall wellness.