Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common neurological disorder that can result from repetitive stress injury, wrist injuries, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, glandular imbalances, or family history. Carpal tunnel is frequently painful and requires medical attention. Chiropractic care is an excellent modality for treating carpal tunnel syndrome and can relieve pain and other symptoms while putting your body in the best position to heal naturally. If you are located in Spartanburg, SC, contact Dr. Shaneen Brown at Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness for expert, compassionate care.

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the meridian nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand. All the nerves to the upper limbs emerge from the vertebrae in the neck, but the carpal tunnel is a canal in the wrist that is a common place for the nerves to get compressed. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness or pain in the hands, swollen or tingling fingers, weakness or movement loss in the hands (particularly when grasping objects), and worsening pain at night. Women are more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men. When carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated, symptoms can worsen and it is recommended that patients seek treatment when experiencing the above symptoms. 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? 

There are several chiropractic care methods that can help alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon your initial visit, Dr. Brown will conduct a comprehensive exam that includes previous injuries, lifestyle factors, and overall health and well-being. Treatments offered include adjustment and manipulation of the joints to improve the functionality of the musculoskeletal system. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Brown may use either gentle manipulations or twisting and force to facilitate holistic healing of the injury. Chiropractic manipulations enhance and restore joint function, resolve joint inflammation, and help reduce pain. 

Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness in Spartanburg, SC also offers chiropractic massage therapy, which is an excellent method for the improvement of musculoskeletal efficiency and overall well-being. Chiropractic massage therapy helps increase the circulation of the blood, removes toxins that have built up in the muscles, and improves flexibility in the muscles and connective tissues.  A certified massage therapist will discuss the nature of your injury and may recommend either deep tissue massage or relaxation massage. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common ailment among office workers and those who experience repetitive stress injuries. Chiropractic care does not use drugs and greatly decreases the likelihood that a patient may need surgery. If you live near Spartanburg, SC, contact Dr. Shaneen Brown at Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness today for a comprehensive evaluation. (864) 256-1437