Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment at Advanced Chiropractic Group
A neurological problem known as carpal tunnel syndrome can cause you to lose function in one of your hands hand, or make even small hand motions tremendously painful. Before you turn to the extremes of surgical treatment, however, you should know that Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara can help you overcome your symptoms the natural, non-invasive way.
A Debilitating Type of Nerve Compression
The carpal tunnel is an open space that runs through your wrist. The "walls" of this tunnel are made up of the surrounding bones, tendons, and ligaments. An important nerve called the median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel to the hand, where it relays signals to and from every digit except for the pinky finger. If you're able to perform fine, coordinated manual tasks, from typing to playing an instrument, you owe your dexterity in large part to this nerve. The flip side is that anything that compresses the median nerve can rob you of normal hand function and sensation. Pinching of the median nerve can cause wrist pain, numbness in the hand or fingers, tingling or "funny bone" sensations, or loss of control over the hand and finger muscles.
Carpal tunnel syndrome usually develops after an extended period of wrist or hand overuse. This overuse may take the form of repetitive motions performed in an awkward or non-ergonomic manner, such as typing on a keyboard positioned too high or too low. Athletes who constantly grip a club or racket can also develop carpal tunnel syndrome due to inflamed and swollen tissues pressing on the median nerve. Even the arrangement of your wrist bones can play a role in your suffering.
Non-Surgical Symptom Relief from Your Chiropractor at Our Clinic
Our chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic Group, Dr. York, Dr. Cochran or Dr. Larson, can help you avoid carpal tunnel surgery. We can perform chiropractic adjustments to normalize wrist bone position, giving your median nerve more space. Massage therapy and cold laser therapy can relieve soft tissue swelling that pinches the median nerve, while physical therapy can help you regain lost hand function.
Ready to Regain the Comfortable Use of Your Hands? Call Our Santa Barbara Office
If carpal tunnel syndrome has seriously limited your ability to use your hands, it's time to fight back through safe, non-surgical treatment. Call our Santa Barbara chiropractic office at (805) 681-7322 to set up an appointment and find relief!