Dealing with Carpal Tunnel in Tacoma?

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

The compression of the median nerve in your wrist can lead to a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The compression of this nerve is due to swelling which usually arises from a hidden medical condition. This rather common and painful nerve condition commonly results in expensive surgery and medication. But there is another option! Chiropractors in Tacoma use less aggressive and more affordable methods to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The following information will benefit you if you are concerned about your wrist pain and are interested in a proven successful plan at Proctor Chiropractic to help those like you struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Tacoma.


Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Tacoma

Feelings of pain, tingling and burning originating in the palm of the hand and moving towards the tips of the fingers are generally signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Although swelling is sometimes present, often times patients have the impression that swelling is happening when its not. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is accompanied by loss of strength in the hand and the struggle of handling small objects. The daily routine of a person fighting this condition is affected greatly and due to the fact that the continuous median nerve compression can cause immobility of the hand, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome must be treated.


What is the Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain comes from the tissues and bone that are not properly aligned which results in pressure on the nerves. In most cases, there is a reason this condition appears, a fracture or incident involving the wrist is one possible reason these symptoms arise.

Certain occupations can increase the chances of developing this condition. These include tasks demanding repetitive use of the hands or continued work with pulsating tools. With this said, it is still possible for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to appear without reason. Obese and pregnant individuals are more likely to develop this condition along with people living with metabolic disorders that affect the thyroid and pituitary glands. But one of the most common explanations for seemingly inexplicable cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, revolves around spinal nerve irritation.


Chiropractic Care at Proctor Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for Tacoma

Carpal tunnel syndrome is complex because it can have multiple causes and entrapments. Chiropractor Dr. George Keogh does a thorough exam to determine the root cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. He may perform the pressure-provocative test or the carpal compression test for an accurate diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Lab tests may be ordered to reveal underlying causes, such as diabetes or fractures. He then uses manipulation techniques to free up some of the connective tissues and nerve impingement. Chiropractic treatment often entails points at the wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck. He also makes recommendations for ergonomic adjustments in the workplace.

Cold laser therapy may be integrated into the treatment plan to help reduce inflammation and pain. This type of therapy also helps enhance blood flow and helps the body heal faster. Massage therapy is another adjunct service offered at Proctor Chiropractic for carpal tunnel syndrome. It helps release tension in the wrist, hand and arms along with improving mobility and function.


Contact your Tacoma Chiropractor Today!

If you’re experiencing pain or numbness in your hand or fingers, call us at Proctor Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. We can effectively treat your carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Proctor Chiropractic
3901 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-7500
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