Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a serious nerve occurrence that impacts people at all stages in their life. CTS is a condition that is caused by either:
- A Physical injury
- Repetitive use, or
- Any other condition that results in an inflamed Median Nerve
When the median nerve becomes aggravated, it creates symptoms of tingling, pain, or numbness from the forearm to the wrist, the hand, or the fingers.
As one would expect, there are a variety of treatments available ranging from surgery to splinting. However, CTS patients can be appropriately treated by a chiropractor as well. One of the benefits of seeking chiropractic is that chiropractic treatments are simply less invasive than the more common treatment of surgery.
Of course, not every treatment works on each CTS sufferer, but two studies by the University of Maryland have strongly suggested that chiropractic treatment is quite effective for CTS patients. The study’s results discovered that the majority of member participants found significant improvement in their finger sensation, pain reduction and range of motion.
An experienced chiropractor that specializes in CTS has the ability to evaluate each patient’s situation on its own merits and then create a solid treatment plan to:
- Treat the patient
- Treat their discomfort
Help patients become less dependent on pain medicine and all of the side effects it causes.
When considering all available Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments, chiropractic care provides the benefits of highly effectual treatments while remaining non-invasive when compared to other treatment options.
If CTS symptoms appear and are left untreated, the symptoms will continue to worsen, likely leaving you with the only treatment choice of surgery. The reality is when a doctor diagnoses CTS early; the condition becomes much easier to treat.
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