Natural Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Relief Treatment in Irvine
Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in Irvine. In fact, this wrist pain, numbness and tingling (which can also affect the fingers and go all the way up into your arm) is one of the leading causes of missed work here. Getting lasting treatment and relief from this problem depends on getting the right diagnosis of all the underlying causes. Chiropractor Dr. Lee helps many with carpal tunnel syndrome get long-term pain relief without drugs or surgery.
Our Chiropractor Provides Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractic care is a highly successful treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome because it addresses all the possible root causes behind the pain. Chiropractor Dr. Lee will first do a complete examination to diagnose why you are having wrist pain and dysfunction. In addition to examining the wrists and arms, Dr. Lee will also examine your spine for vertebral misalignments that can also play a role. Many factors can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
- Subluxation in the neck—A vertebral misalignment in the neck often pinches nerves that control your arms, wrists and hands. Subluxations can be caused by poor posture or injury.
- Local inflammation in the wrist—The carpal tunnel is a rigid, bony tube through which your median nerve passes. The tendons that share this space can become inflamed due to overuse or injury, which will cause local squeezing of the nerve.
- Poor posture and ergonomics—Excessive forward head posture from craning your neck over a desk or mobile device can cause subluxations that affect nerves controlling your arms and wrists. Poor ergonomics of the arms, wrists and hands while working can also cause problems for the median nerve locally.
Other factors such as hormonal changes and swelling during pregnancy and complications from diabetes can adversely impact carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome responds extremely well to chiropractic care because it resolves pinched nerves through improved spinal alignment, whether those nerves are in the cervical spine (neck) or in your wrist itself. Our chiropractor also recommends massage therapy to help reduce inflammation and provide natural pain relief, while teaching you therapeutic exercises that will strengthen your wrists, arms and neck while helping you maintain better posture and ergonomics to prevent future problems.
People Ask These Common Questions about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How do you get carpal tunnel?
The most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is due to overuse of the hands, wrists and arms from computer use at work or home. Misalignment of neck vertebrae can also pinch nerves that control the upper extremities and cause pain in the carpal tunnel. Poor sitting posture and improper workstation ergonomics are usually a major part of the problem.
Is Surgery Necessary for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Only in severe cases that do no respond to natural and conservative therapies. Most cases will resolve with non-invasive treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy or acupuncture.
Can you get carpal tunnel in your feet?
You can and the name for it is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. It is not a common condition however.
Where is the pain located in carpal tunnel?
The pain is on the palm side of the wrist and into most of the fingers except the pinky finger with true carpal tunnel syndrome that is due the median nerve pressure. If the cause of the pain is from the neck, the pain may be on any side of the wrist and may affect all parts of the hand and all fingers.
If you struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome, schedule an appointment with chiropractor Dr. Lee today; call us in Irvine at 949-552-2100.