Carpal tunnel syndrome affects over 200,000 people in the US per year. Carpal tunnel is a very common condition thought to be brought on by repetitive movements of the wrists, such as knitting, carpentry work, or computer usage. Over time, individuals who do repeated movements can begin to develop symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome will typically start slow and then get worse with time. The median nerve that runs from the wrist up the entire arm gets irritated, and this inflammation leads to weakness and pain in the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause a sensation of pins and needles or numbness in the hand towards the base of the palm. Some of the symptoms are more obvious when doing certain activities that use the wrists, such as typing or writing. While carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t a serious health issue, it can be aggravating since it can get in the way of your ability to work or enjoy hobbies. Dr. Shane Hoffman is an experienced chiropractor in Urbandale who may just be the solution you’ve been looking for to ease your carpal tunnel symptoms.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
Chiropractic care can help alleviate your carpal tunnel syndrome naturally without the risk of surgery or the side effects of medication. Dr. Shane Hoffman will carefully examine the spine for any misalignments. When there are misalignments in the spine, they can cause nerve interference leading to inflammation in the body. Any misalignments that are found during an examination will be corrected through a gentle chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Hoffman can also gently adjust the wrist to help improve circulation and reduce inflammation. The nervous system can communicate with the rest of the body when the misalignments are corrected, in turn alleviating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care at Thrive Family Chiropractic has also been shown to be an effective method for alleviating numerous health concerns that are linked with our lifestyles and occupations.
HAS CHIROPRACTIC HELPED OTHERS WITH CARPAL TUNNEL?
Many have found chiropractic care to be effective in relieving pain, tingling, and weakness in the wrist and arm. Several studies have proven that chiropractic care is a safe and effective method for alleviating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. A study was conducted on a 42-year-old woman who had been experiencing pain, numbness, and tingling in her right hand. After visiting her chiropractor regularly, she found relief quickly. When checked again after four weeks of chiropractic adjustments, she found her symptoms to be completely gone! Another study was conducted on older individuals who had experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Each one of the individuals found relief after being under regular care with their chiropractor.
To learn more about how Dr. Shane Hoffman can help you with carpal tunnel syndrome, contact your Urbandale chiropractor today! When you receive chiropractic care with Thrive Family Chiropractic, your whole body benefits!
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