Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by the mechanical compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel of the wrist/hand. Pain/discomfort often associated with CTS can progress over time and pose a challenge for performing work-related and personal tasks. If left untreated, CTS may result in permanent neurologic damage, but studies have demonstrated that seeking care with a chiropractor has similar effectiveness to improving painful symptoms as having corrective surgery. Looking into chiropractors in Rochester could save you thousands in medical bills and painful recovery time after having surgery.
Common Causes and Symptoms
The most common causes of carpal tunnel normally include task-related motions where the wrist spends a prolonged amount of time flexed or extended repeatedly. Most patients begin to notice numbness in their hand, and then the pain will gradually progress from night disturbance to daytime annoyance and pain. Activities that require your hand to grip something, like reading your Sunday paper, driving to work, and painting will create aggravation to the carpal tunnel.
How Rochester Chiropractors Can Help
When visiting your Rochester-based chiropractic office, Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic, our team will support you by creating an individualized treatment plan to get you back to reading your Sunday morning paper with ease, and with little pain during the day.
First steps of treatment will include chiropractic techniques that will release tension happening in the carpal tunnel and affected areas in the hand/arm. Therapeutic and home stretching of the wrist – under advisement of your Rochester chiropractor, can be very beneficial to making improvements in your health.
There are some conditions that mimic carpal tunnel syndrome or are commonly mistaken for carpal tunnel syndrome. Here at Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic, we are well versed in correctly diagnosing these conditions to provide the correct form of treatment.
Chiropractic care has been seen to successfully relieve pain associated to carpal tunnel in approximately 83% of patient cases.
Before taking recommendations to have corrective surgery, look into a chiropractor in Rochester, NY that could offer relief without going under the knife first. If you struggle with wrist pain, tingling in your hand, and numbness, we here at Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic would love to design a care plan for what you need. Our goal is to provide the care that will promote your return to balance and health. Feel free to contact us at 585-321-3200 or via our website. We’d love to help you schedule your chiropractic appointments!
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