Let Our Chiropractic in Herndon Provide Chiropractic Adjustments to Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes tingling, numbness and weakness in one or both hands. There is a median nerve that runs the full length of your arm. It goes through the carpal tunnel which starts at your wrist and ends at your hand. This nerve allows you to move your thumb and fingers, except for your pinky finger. It also controls the feeling that you have in your thumb and those fingers.
There are many symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. You can experience burning, tingling and even itching in your palm, thumbs, and fingers. You may feel weakness in your hands which may make it difficult for you to hold items in your hands. You may feel like you have a feeling of shock in your fingers and it moves them. The tingling may also move up your arm as part of carpal tunnel syndrome. You may begin to notice that your hands and fingers fall asleep and become numb when you fall asleep. This may occur based on the position of your hands while you are sleeping. This feeling may wake you up from your sleep, or you may have it when you wake up in the morning. The numbness feeling may go into your shoulders. These types of symptoms may flare up at any time throughout the day.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be caused by repetitive motion, such as typing especially if you are holding your hands in a bad position while you are typing. Some other conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis may cause carpal tunnel to flare up in your hands. As the condition progresses, you may see that your symptoms worsen. The pain and cramping increases and your ability to grip items decreases. As more irritation and pressure builds up around the median nerve, it is not able to function correctly, which leads to slower nerves impulses along with less coordination and strength.
It may be surprising to learn that a misaligned spine may contribute to your carpal tunnel symptoms. The care from our chiropractic in Herndon can help reduce the pain and suffering related to carpal tunnel syndrome. We can provide care and chiropractic adjustments for your wrist, arm, and spine which may help to alleviate some of your symptoms. We also recommend applying cold to the area to help reduce inflammation, along with exercises and a brace to help keep the wrist in place. With chiropractic adjustments from Herndon Chiropractic & Acupuncture Care, PC, we will be able to help you restore and maintain the body’s state of overall health.