Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) might start out as a burning and tingling sensation in the palm of the hand or thumb (or both). Fingers might start to feel somewhat dysfunctional or even useless. Eventually, CTS will develop into stronger tingling sensations and loss of grip, affecting a person's ability to perform even the most basic everyday tasks.
The American Chiropractic Association asserts that CTS generally shows up in adults and that it appears 3 times more frequently in women. Most generally, a patient's dominant hand is most likely to be affected first. People who work jobs on the assembly line, plumbers, cleaners, data entry positions, even meat packers are more likely to experience carpal tunnel.
How Chiropractic Can Help Carpal Tunnel
Multiple studies have shown encouraging results when it comes to the effectiveness of chiropractic on carpal tunnel syndrome. A majority of patients studied show vast improvements in aspects affected by CTS, like increased range of motion, increased finger sensation, not to mention a reduction in overall pain.
Chiropractic: A Non-Invasive Treatment for Carpal Tunnel
While most advanced cases of CTS will need to be treated with surgery, chiropractic care makes that option a final resort. When patients who live with CTS schedule regular visits to their neighborhood chiropractor they can often show incredibly positive results when it comes to reducing and controlling CTS pain and symptoms.
If you'd like to know more about how Barton Chiropractic Clinic can help treat carpal tunnel, contact our office today. We have a long, demonstrated history of treating pain and discomfort the holistic, drug-free way.