Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Has pain in your wrist been keeping you up at night? Are you relying on pain meds to get through the same actions you have been performing every day just to finish work?  You may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS has become increasingly common amongst people who work on computers, typing all day and assembly line workers, who are performing repetitive movements day in and day out.  Most people notice an increase in discomfort during the time that they are supposed to be sleeping.  The pain is worse at night because the body experiences a lack of movement and fluid has an opportunity to increase in the carpal tunnel.

CTS occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed within the carpal tunnel.  Symptoms range anywhere from weakness, numbing, pain and burning sensations in the hands.  You also might experience a loss of motor function if suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

Occasionally, carpal tunnel syndrome presents in both wrist, rather than one. This can be more of a problem starting in the cervical spine, rather than just the wrist. Dr. Dawes has seen a lot of cases like this and is able to perform cervical adjustments that can also alleviate discomfort.

If you are like me, carpal tunnel syndrome a HUGE inconvenience to your everyday life.  But chiropractic can offer you hope and less invasive measures to relieve the discomfort that comes with carpal tunnel.  Seeking chiropractic care can help minimize the chance of surgery as a last resort.  Adjustments to the wrist along with the cervical spine (neck) and elbow are what Dr. Dawes can offer as a great alternative to surgery and pain medications.  Patients have found that chiropractic adjustments improved mobility of the joint.  Also allowing the muscles to loosen and take pressure off the tunnel that hold the nerve.

If you have any questions or are seeking some relief from symptoms of Carp Tunnel Syndrome do not hesitate to get it treated.  We are here for you and your health!