What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Often times carpal tunnel syndrome does not sprout up out of nowhere. It comes gradually and can worsen over time. The first signs of carpal tunnel syndrome are found first in the index and middle fingers, and in the thumb. It can also spread discomfort through the forearms, wrists, and palms of your hands. The most obvious signs and symptoms include:
Numbness or Tingling: most commonly felt in the hand and/or fingers. It can be discomforting and concerning, and can even feel like an electric shock to your fingers. The numbness and tingling can also travel from your wrist to your arm-a sure fire way to tell if you’re experiencing numbness and tingling related to carpal tunnel is to hold a steering wheel, phone, or newspaper and see if the symptoms arise.
Weakness in Hands
You may experience a weakness in the muscular strength of your hands. You might develop a tendency to drop objects that can be due to the numbness and tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause severe or permanent nerve damage. These signs and symptoms will not magically disappear without a serious change in lifestyle or management. Often times patients cannot change the fact that they work at a desk, or write and type for many hours of their work day. So how can chiropractic help?
How our Provo Chiropractor Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Because carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve-damaging issue, chiropractic care is the most sensible avenue for treatment because it deals with the home base for all nerves in the body: the spine. The spine is the sleeping bag for the entire spinal cord. The nerves for the arms and wrists begin and branch from the upper part of your spine. Often times the same work environment that will cause carpal tunnel, also causes poor posture and can be agitating to your spine. This in turn can make your carpal tunnel even worse by putting unnecessary pressure and misalignment on your spine and nerves.
When you are treated for a chiropractic adjustment the nerves that run through your arms and wrists will feel relief along with your back and neck. Our doctors at Alpine Spinal Rehab have extensive experience and knowledge working, and treating patients with a range of carpal tunnel symptoms. Call or click today to schedule an appointment to finally get the relief you deserve.
We look forward to helping you reach your health goals and getting you back on track!