A Non-Surgical Approach to Treating This Manual Condition
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition affecting an estimated 4 to 10 million Americans. Characterized by a tingling, pain or numbness in the hands, wrists or fingers, carpal tunnel can make everyday tasks difficult and can be exacerbated by repetitive motion. Fortunately, if you suffer from carpal tunnel, there are many effective treatments that do not require major medical intervention or surgery.
Think you may be suffering from carpal tunnel? Let’s take a look at what it is, what causes it and how we can help you stop the pain.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome commonly affects people who use their hands and wrists for long periods of time. A common work-related condition, it frequently affects assembly line workers, carpenters, musicians and office professionals.
The pain can be very minimal at first with a tingling or numbing sensation in the hands, wrists and fingers. It can gradually worsen, with severe sufferers reporting symptoms that include difficulty grasping objects, an inability to decipher between hot or cold and difficulty performing regular manual tasks.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel occurs when a nerve originating in the neck – called the median nerve – becomes compressed and causes pain. Most people have one or more kinks, called subluxations, in their median nerve. These blockages keep the nerve from communicating effectively with the rest of the body. The number and severity of the kinks often impact the severity of your symptoms.
A Holistic Approach to Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Too often, conventional medicine only addresses the subluxation or kink in the wrist, leaving the others to continue to plague the patient. It’s kind of like being in a sinking ship with many holes in it and plugging only one of the holes and expecting the ship to stay afloat. If you’re looking for lasting relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, a comprehensive approach to treating all of the problems with the median nerve is the best course of action.
Fortunately, the subluxations are relatively easy to treat with appropriate, comprehensive chiropractic care. Healing often begins with the first chiropractic treatment which often includes soft tissue manipulation. With regular chiropractic treatment, customized to treat your specific needs and issues, we’ll be able to reduce nerve irritation, without the need for drugs or surgery. And you’ll be able to regain the full functioning of your hands for whatever life throws at you!
Dr. Keith Sheehan is a Chiropractor and Holistic Practitioner practicing at 1301 East King Street in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sheehan has had 15 years experience helping his clients with a wide variety of physical and biochemical conditions, using an individually tailored wellness approach and natural therapies. His clients appreciate his caring and direct approach his helpful, knowledgeable staff. To schedule a nutritional or chiropractic assessment, or for more information, please contact Dr. Sheehan at (717) 392-6606.