CARPAL TUNNEL

Patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically complain of numbness, tingling and weakness in one or both hands. This condition is most commonly associated with people who are constantly using a computer. Typing is a motion that, when performed repetitively and with poor posture, can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.  The nerves in the fingertips travel from the neck, down the arm and through the wrist where they supply individual fingers.  When someone is experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms it is important to not only look at the wrist and hand but also the neck, shoulder and elbow because of the path the nerve follows.  The spine is the center of the nervous system, and the pain in your hands and wrists can be relieved by your chiropractor with concentrated spinal and joint adjustments.  Unfortunately symptoms of carpal tunnel are often misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, when nerve entrapment in the wrist is not the real cause of the trouble. The doctors at Thrive for Life are trained to recognize or find the true cause of the nerve related pain that is being experienced. Many doctors jump to the conclusion that pain below the elbow is carpal tunnel syndrome when in fact these problems are more often caused by nerve irritation in the neck.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

·      Tingling or numbness

·      Pain

·      Weakness

Often times people with carpal tunnel syndrome are seen trying to “shake out” their hands.  It is reported that this helps to decrease the discomfort for a short period of time.  They also report that the discomfort and symptoms they experience are greater through out the day after use or wake them up at night.  When the discomfort is left untreated the symptoms can worsen and begin to take a toll on everyday activates including work, school, sports and daily functions.  As it progresses carpal tunnel syndrome can begin to affect more aspects of your life such as difficulty with handwriting or picking up lighter objects, like mugs.

in soft tissue techniques (massage therapy) and training in fascial movement taping.  Our clients demographic is very diverse included but limited to families, pregnant women, infants/toddlers and athletes of all ages.  Our athletes vary from children, weekend warriors, and college to professionals.

 

At Clark Chiropractic we utilize many different treatments to get the best results and customize treatments for each patient.  We use a state of the art digital x-ray machine to get an in-depth look at what each person has going on to determine the best treatment plan; utilizing therapies, such as electrical stim, ultrasound, traction, myofascial release, light and infrared therapy, trigger therapy, cupping, and CBD treatments helps to get results quicker and more effectively.   Our Chiropractors are capable of using many different styles of adjusting to meet the needs of each individual patient.  In conjunction with or as a stand-alone treatment, our doctors also perform acupuncture.