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Carpal Tunnel Care in Oak Creek

person with wrist painCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) usually results from repetitive motions, such as typing, texting, performing assembly line work, or direct trauma to the joint, causing the median nerve to become entrapped. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, tingling, shock-like sensations, weakness and difficulty grasping objects, and pain. Typically, these symptoms are felt in the arm, shoulder, hand, or fingers.

If not taken care of, it can worsen, cause permanent damage to the nerve, and result in chronic, debilitating symptoms. Many people don’t realize that their wrist problem may be because of functional changes in one or more neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints.

Many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome have also found compression of the median nerve at another site (typically in the neck), increasing the longevity and severity of the condition. This nerve root irritation in the cervical spine is a condition known as the Double Crush Phenomenon.

If you have had surgery for CTS in the past, chiropractic care for your carpal tunnel may not prove beneficial. That’s because once your body undergoes surgery like this, it’s no longer in its original design. We encourage those with CTS to seek chiropractic care before surgery.

Natural and Holistic Care

During his exam, Dr. Jon considers the whole body, using specialized methods and techniques to determine where your problem originates. This can be anything from issues in the upper spine, pressure on the nerve, misalignments, or stress in the wrist or elbow. Once he determines the source, he creates a plan to solve your discomfort.

What to Expect

Chiropractic is an excellent, non-invasive solution for carpal tunnel syndrome to help relieve tension, strain, and compression of the nerves through manual adjustments and specialized chiropractic techniques to relieve pressure and realign the body, bringing you relief right at the source. We apply this gentle care method to the problematic wrist and elbow and adjust your upper spine. Resting the affected arm, using cold to decrease inflammation, and performing specific exercises may also be advisable.

A brace is often prescribed to help protect the wrist and keep it immobilized. While it may alleviate some symptoms, wearing a brace doesn’t address the malfunctioning joints causing the problem. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause.

It’s important to note that most people will not see a difference in one visit. Your problem did not occur overnight; sometimes, it will take a few more visits to get the desired results.

Lending a Helping Hand

Dr. Jon had a prenatal client who was dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, among other things. She had been seeing a physical therapist with little relief, so she decided to give chiropractic a chance. After a few short visits, she noticed significant improvements when he adjusted her wrists, elbows, and spine. The patient worked as a hairdresser and could now perform her job more comfortably.

Book an Appointment

If you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, we want to help. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation and get the pain relief you want and deserve.

Carpal Tunnel Care Oak Creek, Franklin, South Milwaukee WI | (414) 667-2838