Carpal tunnel has been deemed the most expensive of work-related injuries. A progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by nerve compression, carpal tunnel can limit function and even cause people to give up their favorite activities.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel include:
• Pain extending from the wrist, especially after heavy or repetitive use
• Burning, itching and tingling of the hand
• A weakened grip
• Decreased sensitivity to temperatures
Over-the-counter medicines only treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel. Surgery can correct carpal tunnel, but creates a lengthy recovery period and potential for lasting complications.
How Family Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic care can treat carpal tunnel without the use of medicine or surgery. Most patients who receive chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome report improvements in strength, sensation, range of motion and comfort after just one adjustment. These benefits can last up to six months or more, especially when combined with rest and gentle stretching exercises.
Chiropractic treatment can also raise the effectiveness of over-the-counter and prescription medications taken for carpal tunnel. The chiropractors at Family Chiropractic of Lancaster have experience treating many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.