The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow opening near the wrist which serves as the passage of the median nerve to our hand. It is guarded with ligaments, tendons and bone to keep it in place. In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the opening of the Carpal Tunnel is somehow rendered small causing compression of the median nerve leading to pain. Irritations or sprains in the wrist can cause the tendons or ligaments along the Carpal tunnel to swell up and end up compressing the median nerve.
Some of the primary causes of this condition is repetitive hand-wrist movements like in carpentry, typing, knitting, etc. Often the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is confused with normal wrist pain, but in such cases, medication fails to relieve the pain. Patients complain of various symptoms like numbness, burning sensation, pain and tingling on the palms and hand. Some patients also report extreme pain along with immobility of the arm. Some additional causes of the syndrome are-
- Illnesses that swell up joints like obesity, rheumatic arthritis, gout, etc.
- Broken wrist bone, bone dislocation and unnatural bone growth or bone spurs.
The initial stages of the disease can be very effectively treated at home with very simple techniques. The home remedies include short warm-up exercises, taking periodic breaks between works that put strain on the hands and avoiding over-exertion of the muscles and tendons in the hand. For the office executives, small corrections in work-habits like shaking or stretching of limbs, shoulders, and carrying out some deep breathing for short period breaks are very helpful. But, in acute cases, it is not recommended to leave the condition entirely upon home remedies. Professional Medical attention can save you from a lot of pain.
Scientific Chiropractic Care for CTS
Chiropractic therapy is considered as the best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). It is both non-invasive and free from side-effects that arise from taking prescription drugs. Chiropractic Treatment and massage therapy is the traditional approach. It helps in enhancing blood circulation along the hand, promotes an increase in oxygen rich blood supply, ensures better passage of nutrients and heals the inflammation quicker. But now, to aid in even quicker and targeted cure, the innovative inclusion of the ProAdjuster has been facilitated by the practitioners at Spinewise. The ProAdjuster is a remarkable machine that does away with the typical massage therapy involving twisting and stretching which can painful, and utilizes its fully computerized and programmed module to correctly identify the area of inflammation. The ProAdjuster measures the response of each muscle at the wrist-joint to determine the injured one and then, with its controlled impulses, the practitioner can treat the joint for the misalignments and address the pain.
Often the medical practitioners prescribe wrist braces to the patients of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These are both inhibitors to daily work and as soon as taken off, bring back the pain. But, with the best and modern Chiropractic treatment with the ProAdjuster, Spinewise guarantees precise Spinal adjustments and neurological therapies to cure you of your ailments. Contact us to get respite from your pain with our advanced Chiropractic care and live a healthy life.