Carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway located in the wrist that connects from the spine to the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the carpal tunnel is swelled, which can potentially cut off or limit feeling and movement to portions of the hands.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome can’t be exactly pinpointed, but research indicates it can be caused by repetitive movements such as construction or typing work. There is also evidence that suggests it can be caused by genetics. Since carpal tunnel syndrome is hard to diagnose it is possible that patients could be suffering from another condition such as arthritis or disc degeneration .
Why use chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome?
Common treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves injections and even surgeries. A study found that 50% of surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome fail. This is why going for a non-invasive treatment like chiropractic can be the best option.
A study was conducted on carpal tunnel syndrome patients to determine if chiropractic manipulation could relieve their symptoms. Chiropractic manipulations were performed on their cervical spine, right elbow and wrist three times per week for four weeks. It was found that chiropractic care was effective in relieving symptoms and significantly increasing grip strength and normalizing motor and sensor latencies