Can you recall a day when you didn’t use your hands? Perhaps an afternoon? It may almost seem hard. Imagine if every time you used your hands, it caused discomfort, numbness, and tingling feelings? That isn’t a very pleasant image. For additional information, contact our Northbrook IL office now.
This is what life is like for those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome on a regular basis. It’s tough to work, do house chores, care for the family, and even basic hygiene activities when you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
There is still hope. Chiropractors have been treating those with carpal tunnel for decades. It’s a safe and beneficial therapy that doesn’t need surgery. Chronic overuse, micro-trauma (typing), pregnancy (swelling), accident, and sometimes seemingly without any cause can cause your carpal bones to become misaligned and displaced.
When the carpal bones are misaligned, and your wrist tendons put too much strain on your median nerve (nerve of the hand and fingers), conventional medicine’s standard of care is to cut the flexor retinaculum (wrist tendon) to relieve pressure on the nerves.
An alternative to traditional surgical treatments
This procedure can cause pain, scarring, and lead to unwanted biomechanical problems later in life.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment that involves manipulating tools and our hands to correct carpal joint alignment, relieve pressure on the nerves, and alleviate symptoms. On your first visit, we perform a thorough neurological and orthopedic examination to determine whether a Chiropractor can assist you. We can then take a look at your situation and provide you with accurate advice regarding the therapies that will help. Our motto is to start with the most secure and least-invasive ways first. If we can improve your quality of life while avoiding surgical intervention, everyone benefits! Don’t put it off any longer; we’d be delighted to answer any questions.