Carpal Tunnel Treatment
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
For some, it is simply a poorly understood wrist injury that can prevent one from working, or a wrist injury that makes using one’s hands very painful.
Carpal: Across the back of the wrist, eight small irregular bones (called carpals), form a letter “C.”
Closing the circle on the innerside of the wrist is a tough ligament.
This is what creates the carpal tunnel.
Tunnel: An opening through which something passes. Nine tendons, which transmit forces from the forearm to the fingers,
pass through this narrow tunnel along with the soft median nerve. This tunnel is about the size of your pinky.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition
in which the median nerve becomes irritated and swells.
As the nerve swells, it causes pressure in the tunnel.
This increased pressure then further irritates the median nerve. This causes more swelling. The condition worsens.
What are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms?
Typical symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include
paresthesias (abnormal sensations) such as tingling and numbness in the thumb and index and middle fingers on the palm side
night pain, weakness in grasping, thumb and index finger pinching, and other thumb movements
clumsiness, such as awkward hand movements and dropping things
What treatment is available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Tens of thousands of people have benefited from Chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome problems.
One such person, legendary bass player Billy Sheehan of the group Mr. Big, stated in Bass Magazine...
“I was dealing with severe pain for about 20 years, until my Chiropractor worked with me. It’s fixed! Now I can play with more strength, fluidity, and freedom!”
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy reported that a 42-year-old female was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Initial care was diuretics, sedatives, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Eventually surgery was suggested.
She decided to seek the care of a Chiropractor...
Conservative Chiropractic treatment consisted of rehabilitative and preventative exercises, vitamins and Chiropractic adjustments three times per week for four weeks.
Complete remission of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome followed treatment.
Can Dr. Jeffers treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Chiropractic treatment, which directly releases pressure on the nerves, is highly beneficial to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients. Due to the extensive education in problems with the nervous system and muscle structure of the body, the Chiropractor, Dr. Jeffers,
is uniquely qualified to correct this type of pain and discomfort.
For a comprehensive and personal treatment program, each person must be individually evaluated to determine the cause of the problem.
Dr. Jeffers can be contacted for a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome evaluation and treatment at (858) 452-7770.
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Although 30 percent of frequent computer users complain of hand paresthesias, only 10 percent meet clinical criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome,
and nerve conduction studies are abnormal in only 3.5 percent of these persons.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects an estimated 3 percent of adult Americans and is approximately three times more common in women than in men.
High prevalence rates have been reported in persons who perform certain repetitive wrist motions, but the significance of this relationship continues to be challenged.
"Thank you so much -- I didn't know how I was going to be able to continue my job with the
terrific wrist and thumb pain. Thank you Dr. Jeffers -- I back full time now!"