Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), also known as median neuropathy, is a serious disease that affects the median nerve that runs from the wrist to the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides the major functions of the hand and fingers, such as picking up items and forming words. When nerves are damaged, they can become stiff and/or lose their sensitivity, which makes performing even the most basic functions difficult, if not impossible. When this happens, CTS can result, which often leads to the inability to perform fine movements of the hand and fingers.
Most chiropractors use chiropractic care to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, because chiropractic theory states that the body’s health lies on its alignment through spinal alignment. Chiropractic treatment works by using manipulative therapy to correct misaligned spinal bones, which in turn helps to release the pressure on the nerves and restore proper nervous system functionality. Many chiropractors perform a series of tests during a chiropractic exam, and while a chiropractor cannot “put” the condition into the body, he/she can “tweak” the body so that the symptoms go away. If you feel as if your wrists and fingers are getting tight and your hand or arms are weak, then you should see a chiropractor about getting the pain relief that you need. A chiropractor will most likely use spinal manipulation techniques or a combination of spinal manipulation techniques to help correct your alignment and strengthen your body’s core, which will allow your wrists to move more freely and easily, which will also alleviate the numbness or tingling sensations.
If you do not already have a chiropractor, then you should take some time to learn about chiropractic care, because chiropractors provide one of the most effective treatments for illnesses, including pain. A chiropractor will also likely recommend that you seek physical therapy, because the muscles of your body need to be able to function properly in order to combat your illness. Chiropractors also use massage therapy, which is often combined with spinal manipulation. Because chiropractic care is an alternative medicine practice, many people consider it a safer option than conventional medicine because chiropractic practitioners are not treating your disease. With this in mind, it is important that you discuss your illness and treatment options with your chiropractor before making a final appointment.