Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Tualatin, Oregon
At Davison Chiropractic, we keep up with all the latest trends in chiropractic medicine. With mobile devices in every hand and computers on every office desk, repetitive hand motions are getting much more common. That also means additional cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful nerve condition that affects the hand and wrist. If you suspect that you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, our chiropractors in Tualatin, Oregon, are here to help. We offer a variety of chiropractic treatment techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as preventative and diagnostic services to help us move forward with your wellness goals. Here’s what you need to know about this common condition.
Common Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? You’ll need a diagnosis to know for sure, but there are some symptoms that occur among most CTS patients. While some of these symptoms are actually related to other spine problems, including a variety of injuries and conditions that irritate the cervical spine, together they suggest CTS.
- Stiffness in the fingers
- Pain or stiffness in every finger except the little finger
- Tingling in the hand
- Numbness in the fingers or hand
- Pain between the hand and elbow
- Pain or soreness that is relieved by shaking your hand
- Tightness or numbness in the knuckles
Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
So, what actually causes carpal tunnel syndrome? Essentially, CTS is caused by pressure on the nerve inside your carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the small tunnel inside your wrist that contains a crucial median nerve, as well as several tendons, and overuse will cause narrowing and inflammation. When this median nerve is pinched, it causes pain and other sensations in your wrist and fingers.
Here are some of the activities and conditions that may cause carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Repetitive hand or wrist movements, especially if the hand is lower than the wrists (typing, knitting, etc.)
- Repetitive use of a vibrating tool
- Manual movements that overextend your wrist ligaments, including piano playing
- Illnesses such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- High blood pressure
Our Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
At Davison Chiropractic, we take every case of carpal tunnel syndrome very seriously. Our goal is to use corrective adjustments and other all-natural treatment techniques to relieve the initial source of inflammation and restriction. If a lifestyle habit or illness is causing this problem, we will work with you to adjust your normal working posture and prevent the syndrome from reoccurring. Our solutions go beyond temporary pain relief and address your whole body.
Schedule a Consultation with our Chiropractors in Tualatin
Do you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? When you ask for Dr. Davison at Davison Chiropractic, you get two doctors instead of one! Dr. James E. Davison leads our North Tampa eye care team alongside Dr. Aaron Davison, and each Dr. Davison is currently accepting new patients. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors in Tualatin.