Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Non-Surgical Treatment
Historically, the most common carpal tunnel operation is one in which a major wrist ligament is cut in a procedure called a "carpal tunnel release". Although carpal tunnel surgery can reduce symptoms, according to the specialists in the Journal of Hand Surgery, 57% of people who undergo carpal tunnel surgery have their carpal tunnel symptoms return within 2 years of their operation.
Rather than operating on the ligaments and muscles of your hand, chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome instead focuses on helping the bones in the wrist that create the carpal tunnel to move normally. Correcting the structure allows the median nerve to avoid being pinched and helps heal your painful and cumbersome carpal tunnel symptoms. This is done using chiropractic adjustments of the small wrist bones.
Additionally, acupuncture has been shown to help rectify carpal tunnel symptoms, and is used to help stimulate healing as described in the medical journal, Brain. As a result, we use both chiropractic and acupuncture therapies in our office to help heal your hands.
Oftentimes, after a series of treatments your hand has a chance to heal, leading to an easing of your carpal tunnel symptoms if not complete resolution. This approach helps to maintain the structural integrity of your wrist ensuring years of future use.
Evidence of maintaining the proper structure of your wrist is noted by the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, which found that carpal tunnel syndrome operations can lead to the development of trigger finger because of a tendon tracking problem created by cutting of patients' ligaments.
People with carpal tunnel syndrome often suffer with:
- Tingling in the hands
- Hand numbness
- Shooting pain
- Hand pain that wakes you up at night
- Painful symptoms in your wrist joints
If you have these symptoms, let us help you get your healthy life back with a less invasive and natural therapy to fix your carpal tunnel syndrome. Non-invasive therapies are more effective than surgery, according to the medical journal Medicine. The choice to stick with conservative carpal tunnel treatment for your symptoms seems like the obvious solution.
As Orlando's premier Foot, Knee & Hand Chiropractor, Dr. Dayton will be happy to make sure your joints are healthy and moving right again. Click below to schedule your appointment at our office.