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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

woman with wrist painCarpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the median nerve in the wrist, leading to symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling in the fingers and hand. This compression of the nerve can be caused by various factors including inflammation, trauma, repetitive motions, and certain medical conditions.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you’re not alone. At Back & Body Wellness Centre, we’re here to offer a comprehensive approach to managing the issue, and aim to provide hope for relief and recovery.

Identifying the Symptoms and Risk Factors

The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can manifest as decreased or increased sensation, weakness in gripping objects, and discomfort that may worsen at night, potentially disrupting sleep. A variety of activities, from repetitive gripping to engaging in certain sports or professions, can contribute to the development of this condition. Factors such as rheumatoid arthritis, wrist fractures, pregnancy, obesity, and diabetes can also increase the risk of experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Importance of Seeking Professional Help

Early intervention is key when dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. Visiting a chiropractor or physiotherapist for a thorough physical exam and health history evaluation can provide valuable insights into the underlying causes of your symptoms. Understanding your daily activities and any contributing factors is essential for devising a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

Tailored Chiropractic and Physio Interventions

Chiropractic and physiotherapy for carpal tunnel syndrome involves a range of personalized interventions aimed at reducing inflammation, alleviating nerve compression, and promoting overall wrist health. Through techniques such as physical therapy, ergonomic adjustments, and targeted exercises, chiropractors and physiotherapists can help patients manage their symptoms effectively. Additionally, treatments utilizing laser therapy, IMS (intramuscular stimulation), and IFC (interferential current) can further aid in reducing pain and swelling, facilitating the healing process.

Empowering Patients for Long-Term Well-Being

In addition to in-office care, our team aims to equip patients with the knowledge and tools to continue their healing journey at home. Recommendations for hand splinting, stretching exercises, and ergonomic modifications can support ongoing symptom management and promote optimal wrist function. By addressing lifestyle factors and providing guidance on preventive measures, chiropractors empower patients to take an active role in maintaining their wrist health.

Collaborative Approach for Comprehensive Care

In cases where advanced diagnostic confirmation is necessary, we may collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive assessment. Referral for an electromyography (EMG) may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis and guide the most suitable course of action. By integrating multiple perspectives and expertise, Back & Body Wellness Centre aims to deliver holistic solutions tailored to individual needs.

Feel Better With Us

We’d love to get to know you and help you overcome wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. To learn more and get started with our team, consider booking a visit with us today.

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in health.



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