Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractor Care in Encino
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition affecting the hands and wrist. CTS occurs when the median nerve, a nerve running from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed in the carpal tunnel, a narrow tunnel in the wrist composed of bones and soft tissues. Nerve compression can cause considerable pain, numbness, weakness, and reduced mobility. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by small carpal tunnels, injury to the wrist, conditions such as arthritis, poor ergonomics, and overuse. Commonly associated with repetitive motion, particularly with typing, CTS is considered the most expensive of all work-related injuries, costing exorbitant costs in extensive medical bills and work absences.
CTS can be diagnosed using physical examinations of the hands, wrists, and arms. Other assessments can be used to determine if the condition is caused by daily activities or if there is an underlying condition at hand. Treatment options using chiropractic care will focus on alleviating pressure on the median nerve. In order to accomplish this, our Encino chiropractors can perform joint manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also aid in improving mobility and function.
Utilizing a Non-Invasive, Drug-Free Approach
Although many people with carpal tunnel syndrome elect to undergo surgery, results can be obtained through safe, effective, and non-invasive options. At Atlas Health Care Center, our Encino chiropractors provide patients with care that harnesses the body's natural ability to heal. Chiropractic care, as well as other forms of non-invasive treatment, can be used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and allow patients to return to normal daily activities. As each patient has unique needs, however, we recommend that you schedule a consultation so that you can meet personally with one of our doctors to learn more about your condition and available treatment options. Allow our team of highly experienced and attentive specialists to help. Contact Atlas Health Care Center today.