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Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Maple Grove, MN

Carpal Tunnel Treatment Maple Grove. The compression of the median nerve in your wrist can lead to a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The compression of this nerve can be the result of a number of factors, including fracture, swelling, and inflammation. In fact, it is quite often the result of a combination of these risk factors. This rather common and painful nerve condition is often treated through medication and expensive surgery. But there is another option! Chiropractors in Maple Grove 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 and hand pain and are interested in a proven plan at Total Spine Health & Injury Center to help those like you struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Maple Grove.


CARPAL TUNNEL TREATMENT IN MAPLE GROVE

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, this may not always be the case. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be accompanied by loss of strength in the hand and the difficulty of handling small objects. The continuous compression of the median nerve can lead to immobility of the hand and greatly impact the daily routine of a person suffering from this condition. Prolonged compression of the median nerve, and persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, can result in permanent nerve and muscle damage if left untreated.


WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain comes from compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel, which is a passageway formed by bone and ligaments in the hand and wrist. In most cases, there is a reason this condition appears, a fracture or incident involving the wrist, as well as repetitive use of the hands and wrist are possible reasons 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 a known 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 cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, revolves around spinal nerve irritation.


HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL TREATED AT TOTAL SPINE HEALTH & INJURY CENTER?

In the present-day, treatment typically consists of prescribed medication, surgeries, and physical therapy intended to release built-up pressure along the median nerve. However, these methods can be unsuccessful in fixing the origin of the problem. These attempts, if effective, may often only offer short periods of improvement. Living with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome often requires people to change their routines and lifestyle habits. This makes tasks that used to be simple more difficult, whether that be at home or in the work field. This means a short period solution is often inadequate.

But you're in luck! Longstanding solutions are available at Total Spine Health & Injury Center in Maple Grove and many patients have already utilized chiropractic treatment in treating their Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Treatment through chiropractic care aims to find the origin of the problem, which often requires looking beyond the wrist and hand and to the spine. Spinal dysfunction in the lower cervical spine (neck), can contribute to the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Compression or irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine, or the other joints of the upper extremity, can often have a similar symptomatic presentation to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Following a personal consultation, the chiropractor will analyze the condition of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and provide a custom and individual plan to realign the joints in the spine and upper extremity, with the goal to allow you to resume your daily activities pain-free. If any of these symptoms apply to you, feel free to contact us at Total Spine Health & Injury Center in Maple Grove for an evaluation.


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