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Carpal Tunnel: How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Botti Chiropractic & Wellness | Chiropractic Care Treats Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, abbreviated as CTS, is a serious and painful injury of the median nerve. The median nerve runs down a person’s forearm to his or her hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets compressed within the eight bones of the wrist collectively called the carpal tunnel. Pain and numbness of the hand and wrist are the symptoms of CTS. Although there are many treatment options, including surgery, chiropractic care is one of the most popular and effective options. Today, we are going to share with you how patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can benefit from chiropractic care.

CTS and chiropractic care: What do studies suggest?

While no treatment can be fully guaranteed to work on every patient, two prominent studies have revealed strong evidence that backs up the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel. A majority of the participants in both of the studies exhibited significant improvement in pain reduction, range of motion, and finger sensation. These studies provide a ray of hope to patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, suggesting they can confidently choose an adept chiropractor’s care to improve their symptoms.

How is chiropractic care helpful for those suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Here are three ways in which chiropractic care can be of immense help to patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

  • Chiropractic care is a less invasive treatment option for CTS.

In those cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which go undiagnosed (and therefore untreated) for an extended period of time, the patient usually ends up in a lot of pain and their CTS becomes too advanced to be handled with medicine. In this case, surgery remains the only option. But opting for regular chiropractic care can reduce the chances of needing surgery by controlling and healing many of the CTS symptoms before they advance.

  • Chiropractic care is a viable alternative to drugs for managing and minimizing CTS pain.

If someone’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hasn’t reached a level that requires surgery, administration of daily doses of medicine would be obvious. But many issues could come up with the intake of daily doses of medicine, including conflict between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome medicines and other medication, certain patients having issues with CTS medicine, or the reluctance of patients to take daily medications. Chiropractic treatment is the next logical step for patients for whom medicinal treatment is not an attractive option. 

  • Chiropractic care helps patients learn how to manage CTS. 

Health problems that produce chronic pain affect the patient not only physically, but also psychologically, taking a serious toll on their mental health. Carpal tunnel pain can make a patient feel powerless over his or her own body. An expert chiropractor can help a Carpal tunnel patient relieve, control, and heal the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can further empower them to feel ownership over managing and improving his or her health.

Seek out a knowledgeable and experienced chiropractor 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a serious condition that brings about excruciating pain. However, seeking the assistance of a highly experienced chiropractor can successfully help minimize the symptoms and pain and can remedy a patient’s condition. Dr. Valentino Botti is an adept Oak Lawn chiropractor whose expertise can help CTS patients get a new lease on life. To seek out his valuable assistance, you may either call Botti Chiropractic & Wellness or schedule an appointment today!