Nonsurgical Treatments For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome You May Not Know About

When the narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist compresses the median nerve, you experience the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.

You may be vulnerable to carpal tunnel syndrome due to your anatomy, participation in repetitive work tasks, or a wrist fracture. Anything that causes the carpal tunnel to swell, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also result in painful carpal tunnel syndrome.

Suspect carpal tunnel syndrome if you have tingling and numbness in your fingers or hand. You may have weakness and find yourself dropping objects inexplicably. The pain and tingling can travel up your forearm and even reach your shoulder.

While surgery is sometimes necessary to reduce inflammation and enlarge the carpal tunnel, thereby relieving pressure on the nerve, it’s not always the best treatment. We offer a number of effective ways to help you overcome carpal tunnel pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture eases a variety of painful issues. This ancient Eastern medical treatment involves sticking very thin needles into specific meridians, or points, in your body. Research shows that acupuncture is quite valuable in treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

It can help your brain modify pain signals from the wrist to relieve your pain. Plus, punctures at the pain points can increase circulation, which sends extra healing nutrients to the inflamed nerve. This helps your body heal itself.

At Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer acupuncture treatment on-site at our Beverly Hills office.

Chiropractic care

Because the median nerve originates in the cervical spine, our experienced chiropractors can evaluate whether spinal vertebrae are irritating or compressing this nerve. Gentle chiropractic manipulation of the wrist, elbow, and cervical spine can be enough to put your body back in alignment and ease carpal tunnel pain.

Cold laser therapy

Research shows that low-level laser therapy improves the hand grip and pain sensations in people with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. Cold laser therapy involves the application of low levels of light therapy to damaged tissues. The light therapy is mild enough to not heat your body’s tissues, but it can reduce the inflammation causing carpal tunnel pain.

Massage

Massage can address the inflammation, pain, and numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome. The gentle manipulation lengthens and softens the muscles and fascia of the neck, shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand.

A massage therapist from our office uses comprehensive deep tissue work to release adhesions and trigger points that contribute to inflammation at the carpal tunnel. Massage at the pectoral and shoulder blade areas improves shoulder rotation, too. This can free up the entirety of your arm and help with carpal tunnel syndrome.

We may combine these non-drug, natural therapies to ease your discomfort and even heal the root cause of your carpal tunnel pain. Our doctors create a customized plan based on the severity of your carpal tunnel syndrome.

At Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness, our goal is to help you achieve optimal wellness and function. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or other chronic pain, call our office or book an appointment using this website.

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