A Chiropractor’s View On Carpel Tunnel
Many chiropractor’s see practice members everyday who are suffering from carpel tunnel like symptoms. What can a chiropractor do for me and my carpel tunnel? Well, first off, a chiropractor will not use any cutting devices, medication, or any blood letting……joke…but for real! A chiropractor will access the nerves and the function of those particular nerves that are causing your signs and symptoms. Let us explain. To help solve this “issue” you need to trace the nerves back to the starting point. Which just so happens to be at the base of your neck. A chiropractor will look and access the particular wrist with inflammation, however you have to look to the spine first. Subluxations of the spine can cause signs and symptoms of carpel tunnel. Specific chiropractic adjustments to the cervical region, elbow, and wrist are based on assessment of each individual practice member. Remember, the median nerve that is being entrapped originates and is traced all the way back into your spinal column.
Repetitive motion and improper movements at your wrist can cause signs and symptoms to appear at that specific area. What and how is your neck even involved and a chiropractor? Chiropractic deals with your nerve system, the master controller of your entire body. What is carpel tunnel? Carpel tunnel is a nerve dysfunction issue. While other doctors might prescribe steroids and injections to alleviate the symptoms and “treat” your signs, you will be neglecting the actual cause of the carpel tunnel. Most surgeries when performed will only cause ligament / scar tissue build up which will then require another cutting and cause your symptoms to re-appear. Most people don’t think about a chiropractor for carpel tunnel. Why not? Chiropractic is not designed to make you instantly feel better, it is designed to make you heal! A Chiropractic will use x-rays to determine the specific cause of your signs and symptoms and use his hands to adjust the cause.
Are there other factors that need to be taken into consideration when addressing someone with carpel tunnel? Such as changing positions, monitoring your posture and repetitive motions and work…yes! Just think, when we often hear of someone with carpel tunnel they often say they type a ton and are at a desk job. So, if they are sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time and their neck causes them pain / discomfort from looking down, then looking up at the monitor, and then back down, and then back up…..repetitive motions in your neck region as well. Wait, didn’t you say something about the median nerve originating from the base of your neck? Yeppers! A chiropractor visualizes the whole body approach. See as a chiropractor we get to play Sherlock Holmes and investigate your nerves and their function so we can trace it back to the actual scene of the crime! Always look to the spine first!