Carpel tunnel, as well as any number of other local entrapment neuropathies, is a type of a condition that chiropractic can treat very effectively. Treatment for CTS is divided into two categories, surgery and conservative (everything other than surgery). There is a clinically proven Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that is convenient, comfortable and has none of the downtime, risks or complications of carpal release surgery. After a thorough exam, your chiropractor will perform specific chiropractic adjustments where needed. This helps to normalize structure and reduce nerve irritation. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often misdiagnosed and must be differentiated from such conditions as fascitis, tenosynovitis, or nerve root entrapment in the neck or the elbow.
A subluxation (misalignment) in the spine can often be the cause of carpal tunnel symptoms. The problem with a surgical approach to a repetitive strain injury, like CTS, is that frequently, even after the rigors of surgery the symptoms will return within a year or two. The treatment of it is often times at the wrist, the elbow, shoulder, neck, or somewhere in between. While most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome will subside with time, rest, and behavior modification, surgery or corticosteroid injection is sometimes necessary to relieve nerve pressure in the wrist in order to prevent permanent damage and weakness in the hand. Our chiropractors administer care for more than just relieving pain. In treating carpal tunnel syndrome chiropractors have a range of therapeutic approaches from spinal adjustment to trigger point therapy, and from prescribing home exercise to advice on how to avoid further injury.