Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Atlanta
Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system. If you are having pain in your thumb, index finger, middle finger, wrist or hand, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). You also have an important resource in Dr. Latrice Lawrence of H2H Wellness Centers who can determine the origin of you pain and provide a detail treatment plan to reduce or eliminate your pain.
What is Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that can occur when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed by swelling. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves and previously treated with expensive surgery and medication.
Patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can experience burning, pain, tingling, or swelling in the palm of the hands and extending into the first four fingers and the thumb. Some patients report a feeling of fullness in the hand or swelling even when no swelling is visually present. Weakness in the affected hand is usually noticed leaving the patient complaining of difficulty picking up small objects.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can play a major role in a person’s lifestyle and when left untreated, damage to the medial nerve may become permanent and leading to loss of movement in the hand.
Fortunately, Chiropractors have had much success in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without the need for surgery or expensive medication.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The most common cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is related to professions that involve the repetitive use of the hands, fingers, or wrist. Many patients are affected by this condition in the workplace or during pregnancy due to increased water retention. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also appear out of nowhere or with frequent computer keyboard or mouse usage. Patients misalignments causing irritation to the nerves may also develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in one or both wrists.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractors in Atlanta are treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome through many non-invasive techniques. This includes spinal and extremity adjustments, evaluation of repetitive motions and a treatment plan to limit repetitive activities. The treatment plan is customized to the patient’s condition and are designed to reduce swelling and compression of the medial nerve by using physiotherapy, exercise, kensiotaping, therapeutic ultrasound and myofascial release.
Contact Dr. Latrice Lawrence of H2H Wellness Centers of Atlanta for your treatment plan today.