If you regularly experience pain, numbness or tingling sensations in your hands, fingers, and wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome may be to blame. While you might think surgical intervention is your only treatment option, that’s far from the case. At Covenant Chiropractic Clinic P.C., in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rebekah Nunn, DC, provides noninvasive, holistic treatments to address and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. Make your appointment today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common orthopedic problem that causes pain, tingling, and weakness in your hands, wrists, and forearms.
If your median nerve — the main nerve in the front of your forearm — becomes irritated as it travels through your wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome may develop. In its early stages, carpal tunnel isn’t always obvious. However, left untreated, the condition can lead to permanent nerve damage and immobility.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary from patient to patient and depend on the severity of inflammation. However, telltale signs include:
As carpal tunnel syndrome progresses, you may also have difficulty holding objects like pencils and pens or picking things up.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects people of all ages, but there are certain factors that can increase your risk. For example, if you work a job that requires you to perform repetitive motions with your hands, wrists or forearms, such as painting or carpentry, you’re more likely to experience carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your genes and health history also play a role. Carpal tunnel syndrome runs in families, so if your mother or father had it, you’re more likely to have the condition as well. If you’re living with an inflammatory illness like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), that also increases your risk. As RA progresses, it affects the lining around your tendons, which may place extra pressure on your median nerve.
Other factors that increase your risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome include being overweight, being a woman, and having a history of previous hand or wrist injuries.
Chiropractic adjustments approach carpal tunnel syndrome using conservative, noninvasive methods of care. Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Nunn develops a treatment plan to relieve any nerve compression in your wrists, arms, and neck that may be contributing to your pain.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, Dr. Nunn may also recommend acupuncture or at-home stretches and exercises that can strengthen your muscles and promote healing.
Achieving relief from the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome is possible. Take the first step today by calling or using the online booking tool to request an appointment at Covenant Chiropractic Clinic P.C.