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How A Chiropractor Can Help With Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How A Chiropractor Can Help With Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Orchard Health Clinic

 

Have you recently experienced pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation in your arm or hand? If the answer is yes, you might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, rest assured that the condition is treatable.

In fact, this condition is quite prevalent among working adults in Singapore since most jobs nowadays involve sitting behind a desk. While it is convenient that computers can automate and simplify our work, long periods of usage can place tremendous stress on our fingers, hands, and wrists.

So what should you do if you are diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Well, our chiropractors can help! The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments offered at Orchard Health Clinic can alleviate your symptoms without the risks of aggressive therapy. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Orchard Health Clinic

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Let us share more information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome so that you can better understand your condition. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops when the tissues in your wrist compress or squeeze one of the major nerves in your hand – the median nerve. This nerve originates in your cervical spine and runs all the way down your arm and through a narrow passageway in your wrist – the carpal tunnel.

Pressure to the median nerve can happen at several points along the way, including in the carpal tunnel or your cervical spine. When this occurs, you will experience pain, numbness, or tingling in your arm or hand. The symptoms are usually worse on the thumb side of the hand.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms can worsen over time. As the condition deteriorates, you may find it challenging to complete simple day-to-day tasks, like driving a car, sending text messages, or typing on a computer. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your median nerve. Therefore, we recommend seeking treatment as soon as possible.

How our chiropractors can help

How our chiropractors can help | Orchard Health Clinic

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be tough to diagnose, as it is often challenging to pinpoint the exact cause. However, rest assured that our chiropractors have specialised knowledge of the various nerve entrapment syndromes and can accurately diagnose and treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

During the diagnosis, our chiropractors will look at where the inflammation is located in your wrist and aim to locate the root cause of your condition. Once our chiropractors have correctly identified the problem, they can propose a suitable treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms and ensure your condition improves. Here are a few ways our chiropractors can help.

1. Adjustments of the upper spine, arm, or wrist

The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can exacerbate if your spine is not in alignment, as the median nerve is connected to your spinal cord. Our chiropractors can perform spinal manipulation to realign your spine to its correct position, enabling your body to function better and reducing the severity of your symptoms. They may also suggest adjustments to other areas of the body, such as the arm or wrist, if necessary.

2. Neuromuscular therapy

Our chiropractors can also perform neuromuscular therapy to support healing and ease the pain. This Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment involves applying moderate pressure, starting with your fingertips and continuing up the lower arm to your elbow. It helps to improve blood circulation, thus easing the inflammation in your tendons and reducing pressure on the nerve. As a result, you feel less pain and discomfort.

3. Lifestyle changes

Health issues, like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, can cause undue pressure on your median nerve and exacerbate your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. As such, our chiropractors may take a holistic approach to your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment, suggesting lifestyle changes to reduce your risk factors and decrease the severity of your condition in the short and long term.

Additionally, our chiropractors can help you avoid aggravating your condition while it heals. With their extensive knowledge of proper movement and ergonomics, they can recommend ways to adjust your movement to protect your wrists, allowing you to perform your tasks without risking injury.

Please note that recovery from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome requires time and patience. If the condition is severe, it may take longer to recover. Therefore, we recommend starting treatment early to speed up your recovery and improve the healing process. If you suspect you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment with our chiropractors for a diagnosis.

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