Carpal tunnel: Identifying the condition and seeking treatment

Carpal tunnel can be a painful syndrome that can limit your ability to work and live your life well....

Carpal tunnel can be a painful syndrome that can limit your ability to work and live your life well. Chiropractic treatment can alleviate the painful symptoms of the syndrome and help you live and work more without pain.

While seeking a licensed chiropractor in Atlanta may not be the first thing you think of when feeling wrist pain, it can be a great holistic solution. Carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive stress to your wrists. This is often caused by regular typing, assembly line work or intricate work with your hands.

Your local chiropractor can diagnose the problem and treat it several ways. Manipulation of your affected arm, wrist and elbow as well as manipulation of your spine will certainly be part of the treatment.

Ultrasound therapy also may be added. The therapy uses high or low energy sound outside the range of human hearing. The ultrasound device emits focused sound waves that penetrate the tissue in the affected area. The process has been shown to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation while relaxing the muscles.

Your chiropractor may also prescribe that you wear a wrist brace. These can either treat the condition or keep the wrist in proper alignment to prevent full carpal tunnel syndrome if your condition is borderline.

While treatment and recovery will vary by patient, chiropractic has been shown effective for carpal tunnel over time. The treatment also is the least invasive treatment for the syndrome when compared to potential surgical solutions, medicines and other medical treatments.

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