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Carpal Tunnel Q&A
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when your median nerve gets pressed or squeezed, either from thickening of the lining of irritated tendons, or from other swelling that narrows the tube and causes the median nerve to become compressed. Carpal tunnel results in numbness, weakness, or pain in your hand and wrist. This pain occasionally travels into your arms.
Additionally, either Dr. John Paul or Dr. Lara perform a physical examination during which the feeling in your fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand gets tested. One of the doctors will also bend your wrist and tap or press on your median nerve, as these actions tend to trigger symptoms.
Additionally, the doctors at Chiropractic Life Center use motion X-rays to verify your diagnosis and ensure your pain isn’t due to another type of ailment. Motion X-rays help to determine where the joints are moving easily and where they are restricted.
- Frequent breaks to rest your hands
- Avoid activities that worsen your symptoms
- Apply cold packs to reduce swelling
- Splinting and other conservative treatments help with mild to moderate symptoms occurring for less than ten months
The team at Chiropractic Life Center also use neck traction known as the Pettibon System, which includes the use of rehabilitation tools and emphasizes spine and posture correction, nutrition, and muscular development. The Pettibon System allows you to be an active participant in your care.
If carpal tunnel is interfering with your life, call (760) 783-0105 to make an appointment today.