In today’s tech-heavy world, there are a number of activities putting significant stress on our wrists and arms. Texting, typing, and surfing the web have taken a toll on our bodies as an increasing number of people suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, new research confirms the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
In a published case study, a 47 year-old woman worked at a computer all day entering data. When she noticed significant weakness, pain, and disability in her wrists, she visited her doctor. She had developed carpal tunnel syndrome and cysts in her wrists. For two years, she tried numerous treatment methods, including wearing a splint and surgery, but nothing seemed to work.
The authors of the study created a new treatment plan that included chiropractic adjustments, soft-tissue therapies, and exercises. After three months, the patient’s pain had dropped significantly, and the tingling and numbness had disappeared completely. She also had major improvements in wrist strength and range of motion.
Although the woman was permanently impaired, the multifaceted, chiropractic treatment in this study alleviated many of her symptoms. This lead researchers to conclude that her treatment was successful.
Chiropractic adjustments can help carpal tunnel syndrome by relieving any nerve compression in your wrists, arm, or neck that could be contributing to your pain. Your chiropractor can also work to relax muscles and reduce inflammation, and can prescribe exercises and stretches that can strengthen the muscles, decrease disability, and promote healing.
Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome interfere with your life. Contact our office today to see how we can help.
Crafts, GJ, GJ Snow, and KH Ngoc. “Chiropractic management of work-related upper limb disorder complicated by intraossesous ganglion cysts: a case report.” Journal Chiropractic Medicine 2011; 10.3: 166-172.