A personal injury often occurs due to an auto accident or workplace incident. When thinking of personal injury, many people think of major back and neck problems. However, some types of injury are less obvious and may occur due to repetitious stress over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of one such injury.
“Carpal tunnel syndrome often starts off as a mild tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist that may eventually evolve into sharp pains. Often, initial symptoms are isolated to the thumb and index finger, although the wrist, palm and other fingers may be affected too.
This pain and tingling are not a muscle cramps or poor circulation, but rather due to compression of the nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel in the hand. If you participate in repetitive motions at work or home, such as typing, it can cause a thickening of the tendons or swelling within the carpal tunnel, ultimately causing stress to the nerve that runs through it.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Here at Spine Align Chiropractic in Idaho Falls, we recognize the importance of treating carpal tunnel syndrome as soon as symptoms arise. When the condition is left untreated, it can progress into increasingly more painful and severe symptoms.
Carpal tunnel can eventually prevent it’s victims from detecting the difference between hot and cold sensations to the touch, or even causing the muscles in the base of the thumb to deteriorate.
At our office, Idaho Falls carpal tunnel patients always see a chiropractor who is trained and experienced in identifying carpal tunnel, as well as treating it. After making a diagnosis, each chiropractor develops a customized treatment plan centered on fast relief for symptoms and total wellness for the wrist and hand.
Our wellness approach avoids invasive surgical procedures in favor of personalized exercises, stretches and manual adjustments to the hand and wrist.
Whether you are suffering from back pain and neck pain or want a wellness plan to help you achieve and maintain optimum health, Spine Align Chiropractic offers services that can do the job.
Our Idaho Falls chiropractor Dr. Todd L. Reese and colleague Dr. Devin P. Scoresby have extensive experience in treating a number of ailments and conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care. We currently service the Idaho Falls, Ammon, Rigby, and Shelley communities with quality family chiropractic care.