Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects more than 12 million people in the United States. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the wrist that protects the median nerve and tendons that bend the fingers and thumb. The median nerve runs through this passageway. When it gets compressed or pinched you may experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand or arm.
Chiropractic care is a relatively safe, non-invasive treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome, as compared to treatments involving injections and surgery. Chiropractic care has also shown to improve the symptoms of certain repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Nonsurgical carpal tunnel treatment options
The medical professionals at Back Pain & Sciatica Treatment Center of Texas are dedicated to finding nonsurgical solutions for carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
Misalignment of the spine could contribute to symptoms of carpal tunnel. A chiropractor can perform adjustments (spinal manipulations) to help correct the improper alignment. He or she may also adjust other areas of the body, as needed, like the wrist or arm.
- Ultrasound therapy
Therapeutic ultrasound is beneficial for those experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of CTS. High-frequency sound waves can help relax muscles, alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
- Wrist supports
Wrist supports help keep your wrist properly aligned throughout the day and while you sleep. They are commonly used to treat or prevent CTS.
- Over the counter pain medications
Though CTS is not known for being an inflammatory condition pain is a common symptom. Anti-inflammatory medications like Advil, Motrin IB or Aleve may be used to treat the pain.
For additional information about carpal tunnel treatment, carpal tunnel surgery or other pain relief therapies call 936-494-1222. Our chiropractors offer leading-edge, focused care to help you get out of the pain you’re in.