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Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - El Paso Chiropractor


After being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s associated symptoms are often a cause for anyone to seek immediate medical attention. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused when the median nerve, found within the carpal tunnel of the wrist, is compressed as a result of irritation, inflammation, or other underlying condition, and is characterized by symptoms of numbness and tingling sensations, weakness, and pain in part of the hand or certain fingers.

While searching for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options, it’s important to keep in mind that chiropractic care can help treat and alleviate the symptoms of this condition.

Natural Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Although carpal tunnel syndrome is well-known as a complication of the wrist, spinal chiropractic adjustments can help with the condition. In fact, many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome can relate to complications on the cervical spine or neck. The median nerve or other nerves that travel through the hands may be impinged at the wrist but those same nerves originate from the neck. Any spinal complication causing a subluxation or misalignment of the spine, restricted mobility in the vertebra, or direct trauma from an injury to the spine, can interfere with the nerve impulse transmissions that trail down the arms and into the hands. A neck issue as the origin of carpal tunnel syndrome can commonly be determined when both hands are affected by the condition and its symptoms.

A chiropractor can help diagnose the source of an individual’s carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine will gradually assist to re-align the spine and slowly release compression of the nerves that could be occurring on the spine. A chiropractor can also adjust the elbow and wrist to release compression at the extremities. Together with the adjustments, the chiropractic specialist can also identify and treat the location of any tight muscles in the forearms that could be causing an impingement of the nerves by using direct muscle-work techniques to relax the muscle tissue.

Once the natural mobility and alignment of the spine and bones is restored, a chiropractor may usually recommend a series of stretches and exercise routines to further help release the tension around the nerves to promote a faster healing process and relieve the symptoms of numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and fingers, usually associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez

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