Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

If you are a carpal tunnel sufferer, consider chiropractic care at United Joint & Spine Center.  Are you feeling tingling and numbness in your hand, wrist and fingers? Similar symptoms in the upper arm, elbow, shoulder or neck? Does the pain increase intensely that it awakens you at night? If you have answer yes to one or more of these questions, then this section is for you.

Who gets Carpal Tunnel?

A few examples are people who do repetitive tasks like computer work or texting. Some may have had a fracture or have fallen on their hand. Other causes are Rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. Interestingly, carpal tunnel has also been found in pregnant woman, woman who use birth control pills or individuals who have a inactive thyroid.

Where is the Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is located in your wrist. Your carpal (wrist) bones form a tunnel-like structure – the carpal tunnel – through which pass nine tendons and one nerve – the median nerve. Overall, carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve is irritated or trapped.

The Chiropractic Approach to Carpal Tunnel

Those who are suffering from carpal tunnel, should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kuskin at United Joint & Spine Center. The chiropractic adjustment restores the function to the carpal tunnel area that is subluxated/fixated. There is a relationship between spinal health and carpal tunnel. Therefore, Dr. Kuskin will check the spine for altered spinal movement in the neck. One study revealed that nerve compression in the neck can block the flow of nutrients to the nerves in the wrist. At no surprise, a study of 1,000 cases of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome found a significant connection between carpal tunnel syndrome and neck arthritis.

Conclusion on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A chiropractic adjustment is a conservative drug free approach that can help you
avoid surgery! Call United Joint & Spine Center for your free consultation.

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