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Carpal tunnel is a work-related injury caused by repetitive motions. While typing at a computer is the most common cause for carpal tunnel, other repetitive movements, such as playing a musical instrument or long hours holding a steering wheel, may also cause carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is incredibly painful and debilitating. Without effective pain management, you may be unable to perform your job. Chiropractic care can help.
Surgery and pain medication are the two most common treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. However, many patients are understandably worried about the possible side effects for both these treatments. If you are struggling with carpal tunnel pain, you may be wondering if there are effective alternatives to manage this pain that do not involve surgery. The good news is that chiropractic care works. Rather than covering up your pain with medication, we use natural, non-invasive treatment techniques that correct the underlying cause for your pain for long-lasting relief.
Patients choose our chiropractor in Atlanta because of our focus on the root cause for carpal tunnel pain. In order to understand why our treatments are so effective, it is important to understand what causes carpal tunnel pain in the first place. Carpal tunnel pain is typically attributed to poor posture and repetitive movements, which put pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This nerve passes through a tiny channel in the wrist while traveling into the hand. Over time, this repetitive motion places stress on the median channel, causing the channel to swell and consequently compress the nerve. This leads to chronic pain and injury.
Gentle, hands-on chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the median nerve by supporting proper wrist alignment. These adjustments reduce swelling and inflammation for better pain management. Complementary therapies, such as corrective exercises, can help strengthen the wrist, which helps avoid future injury.
Many of our carpal tunnel patients are also suffering from recurring back pain and neck pain. That’s why in addition to chiropractic adjustments targeted to the wrist, our chiropractor may also recommend additional adjustments and ergonomic correction for improved posture. Proper posture while typing is essential to relieving excess pressure on the wrists, as well as the lumbar spine, shoulders and neck. These simple posture corrections are important for enhanced pain management.
At Century City Chiropractic, our wellness team is committed to helping all patients live active, pain-free lives. We believe that living pain free is best achieved through drug-free, natural care. By integrating chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, we not only provide long-lasting pain relief, but also enhance all aspects of our patients’ well-being.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel pain, you do not need to suffer in silence. The right chiropractic treatment will allow you to do the activities you love – without risking additional pain or injury. A diagnostic appointment is the best way to learn about your different treatment options and create a custom treatment program. Contact our chiropractor in Atlanta today!