Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment From Our Birmingham Chiropractor
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury that occurs in the wrist and is caused by a pinched nerve. The pinched nerve causes numbness and pain between the middle and index fingers while weakening the thumb. Most people who seek carpal tunnel treatment have gotten the condition after the wrist and hand has been moving in a repetitive motion. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people forced to excessively use their hands without the right support for their wrists, such as assembly line workers, grocery store clerks, or key board operators to name a few.
What are the symptoms?
There are several symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and may benefit from seeing a Birmingham chiropractor. Some of these include
- Persistent pain in the hand or wrist
- Nighttime tingling in the hand that makes sleep difficult
- The feeling of swollen fingers, without the fingers actually swelling
- Difficulty squeezing things with hands
- Loss of strength near the palm, and the base of the thumb
- Shooting pain up the arm between the hand and the shoulder.
What Kind of Support Do the Hand and Wrist Need?
One important question to ask with carpal tunnel treatment is what the hand and wrist need to function properly with as little pain as possible. At Bremmels Chiropractic Center, our Birmingham chiropractor asks this question for each patient,
Generally, it is the job of the ligaments to support the wrist. There is a narrow space between the band of ligaments, called the carpal tunnel. It is the median nerve that extends from the arm to the thumb that is being pinched when carpal tunnel syndrome occurs, causing swelling and painful pressure. Untreated carpal tunnel syndrome can eventually lead to weakened muscles, as well as pain and loss of function.
How Chiropractic Helps with Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief
There are many strategies people have tried in order to get carpal tunnel pain relief. The condition has sent many straight to their doctor looking for pain medication prescriptions, or to the drug store for over the counter medications. Some have had such a hard time getting carpal tunnel pain relief that they have even undergone surgery, only to start feeling the same symptoms eventually return.
Carpal tunnel treatment from Gremmels Chiropractic Center in Birmingham is different because we do more than try to get rid of the immediate pain. We analyze the source of the pain and teach patients how to take the right preventative measures in order to help keep pain from recurring.
Since many people think of issues such as neck and back pain when they think about their Birmingham chiropractor, they may not realize the kind of positive impact carpal tunnel treatment from a Birmingham chiropractor can make. To learn more about carpal tunnel treatments that can get to the source of the problem and work to reverse at least some of the damage. contact Gremmels Chiropractic Center Inc in Birmingham at (205) 854-3008 to schedule an appointment.
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