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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Hand Pain Care at Brown Chiropractic Center

Office worker wrist painAmong the many types of hand injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common. Patients with CTS often experience pain, numbness or tingling in the arm or hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.

People who use their hands for repetitive movements, such as using a mouse at their workstation for many hours a day, playing video games or texting frequently, may develop CTS.

Your hands can be injured in other ways, including from falls, accidents or sports injuries. These types of injuries may cause the radial, median and ulnar nerve to become irritated, resulting in muscle spasms, pain, numbness or tingling.

How Chiropractic May Help

Chiropractic care focuses on relieving pressure on the nerve that’s causing the symptoms–in CTS, that’s the median nerve. At Brown Chiropractic Center, we have more than 30 years of experience diagnosing and correcting CTS pain.

After conducting an examination, Dr. Brown may take Rare Earth X-rays to ensure there is nothing else going on with your hand or wrist. He’ll design a care plan tailored to your specific situation. Chiropractic adjustments of the wrist and elbow are safe and effective non-surgical methods of alleviating CTS.

If left untreated, CTS can progress to the point where it requires surgery to correct. If we think it’s necessary, we will refer you to a surgeon.

Postsurgical Benefits of Chiropractic

If you’ve already had CTS surgery, chiropractic care can help ensure the joints and surrounding soft tissue are properly aligned to allow optimal healing and restoration of function.

3 Tips for Preventing CTS

Take frequent breaks to stretch your hands and wrists.

Maintain a relaxed neutral position and avoid bending your wrist all the way up or down. Keep your keyboard at elbow height or slightly lower.

Avoid gripping the mouse too tightly. Keep your wrist relaxed in a neutral position.

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