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Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Kennesaw
Your Kennesaw chiropractor will tell you carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is what is known as a repetitive stress injury. It is caused by repetitive motions of the hands that put stress on the nerves and muscles in the wrist and lower forearm area. The repetitive motions also lead to inflammation in the area, which increases the pain. It can become quite debilitating, where it is too painful to do much with your hands at all.
When it gets to this point, especially if you are having to take pain medication most days and are still experiencing pain in your hands, wrists, and arms, it is time to do something about it. Fortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with non-invasive methods, and without medication. Begin your treatment now, and you may be able to avoid carpal tunnel surgery later.
What Types of Repetitive Motions Can Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
This is a condition that has become more common recently with the heavy use of computers in society. Repetitive typing, moving a mouse, or even moving the controls on computer-based video games can cause carpal tunnel syndrome over time.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be caused by construction work, playing musical instruments, and working on assembly lines, as all of these things involve repetitive motions. It doesn't occur right away, however. It usually takes months, or even years, of the same types of daily repetitive motions to cause a person to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
A chiropractor is a good choice for healing carpal tunnel syndrome naturally, and in a non-invasive way. Chiropractic care is an excellent method for addressing nerve and muscle problems in the wrist and elbow.
There are a variety of methods a chiropractor can use to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Adjustments to the upper spine may help relieve pressure on the nerves in the area, and thus ease pain from the condition. Recommendations to rest the arm, apply ice to the painful area, do physical therapy to strengthen the hand and wrist, and to wear a brace to keep the area steady while it heals are all common methods used by chiropractors when treating carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ultrasound therapy may also be used in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. This therapy is non-invasive and effective, emitting sound waves humans can't hear that penetrate deep into the arm and wrist. When the sound waves get to the injured area, they cause the muscles to relax, inflammation to disappear, and pain to go away, all without any drugs or surgery.
What to Do Next
Give our office a call to set up your appointment to get your first evaluation, exam, and consultation. We also serve the Cartersville, Marrietta, and Acworth areas. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Exodus Health Center family.
You can reach us at:
Exodus Health Center
2750 Jiles Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144