Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you suffer from pain, tingling or numbness in your wrist, arm or hand, you may suffer from a common condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Unfortunately, once the symptoms of tingling and pain become present, the condition typically worsens, and when prompt treatment is not sought, permanent nerve damage can occur.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as CTS, is a fairly common condition that interferes with the normal use and function of the hand. The condition occurs as the result of too much pressure being placed on a nerve in the wrist. In many instances, this pressure occurs as the direct result of spinal bones that have lost their normal position and range of motion.
The major nerves that control your arms, hands and fingers exit your spinal cord through openings between the vertebrae in the lower neck. They travel from your spinal cord, out of your neck, down your arm and through your wrist bones and into your fingers. If any of these nerves get pinched, numbness, pain and tingling occur.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
At HealthSource, our approach to detecting and treating carpal tunnel syndrome in Hillsboro begins with diagnostic testing to locate the underlying cause. Most often, the compressed nerve is found in in the wrist or neck.
Once we’ve pinpointed the source of your symptoms, we will discuss your treatment options and create a personal treatment plan designed to fix the underlying cause of the problem and provide you with the relief you need.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be extremely painful, and the pain, numbness and tingling can have a major impact on your daily life. Without treatment, the damage can become permanent. However, with early diagnosis, carpal tunnel syndrome is highly treatable.
If you or someone you love is experiencing the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, call HealthSource of Hillsboro today at 503-648-6997 to schedule an appointment with a top Hillsboro chiropractor.