Carpal tunnel syndrome in Orinda CA or CTS is an inflammation and irritation of the median nerve that runs through the wrist and into the hand. This repetitive motion injury is common in individuals who type for a living, work on an assembly line or perform certain blue collar jobs, including plumbing and electrical work. Chiropractic treatments can reduce the symptoms of CTS and improve the range of motion of the wrist and hand without surgery.
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME IN ORINDA CA
CTS can be caused by misalignments in the spine, wrist or both areas. Our chiropractor will examine and assess the vertebrae in your spine and wrist to determine if there are any misalignments. If misalignments are noticed, they will be corrected with manual adjustments. Spinal adjustments help reduce pain in the back and pressure on the nerves. Wrist adjustments ensure the wrist is properly aligned, which gives the median nerve more room and reduces inflammation.
PHYSIOTHERAPY AND LIFESTYLE ADVICE FOR CTS
Physiotherapy, including ultrasound, interferential electrical muscle stimulation and laser therapy, can also be used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome by reducing inflammation and promoting healing of the nerves, ligaments and tendons. In addition, we may scribe braces to hold the wrist stable and in the proper alignment after the treatment sessions.
If you work as a computer or a manual labor job that requires a lot of hand and wrist movement and flexing, we will offer advice on how to perform your job while reducing the risk of reinjuring the area. For individuals that work at desks all day, it is important to properly adjust chairs, monitors and keyboards to minimize head, neck and wrist injuries. We will also advise you on how to maintain proper posture while at work, and we may recommend corrective exercises to strengthen weak hand, arm and back muscles.
What chiropractic treatments have you tried for your CTS?