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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most misdiagnosed ailments that can end with surgery or wearing a brace. Thankfully, Dr. Stephen Jochen and his team of specialists will look at your body as a whole to see if the problem is coming from the wrist or from a series of tight muscles or pinched nerves that are causing those symptoms. By using their signature holistic approach, 99.9% of all carpal tunnel cases that have entered the Jochen wellness center have been alleviated. If you’ve been experiencing wrist pain and are ready to be treated without surgery, then book an appointment today.

Carpal Tunnel Q & A

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when your median nerve, which runs down your arm and into your palm, gets compressed. This compression often occurs at the carpal tunnel, a narrow tube made of ligaments and bones at the base of your hands, where the median nerve passes through.

With overuse your carpal tunnel gets inflamed and swells. This inflammation can compress the nerve which supplies feeling to your thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of your ring finger.

A wide range of factors can cause inflammation but the most common causes are trauma, injury, or overuse. You may receive a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis if you spend a lot of time engaging in repetitive hand movements, such as working on an assembly line or typing.

Aside from carpal tunnel, compression of the median nerve can occur in other areas: the spine, the neck, and through the shoulder and arm. Every area of your body that could be causing the symptoms you are feeling will be analyzed for proper treatment after getting an understanding of your movement patterns.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience a range of symptoms that vary in intensity. In most cases these symptoms start slow and progressively get worse.

Most carpal tunnel symptoms occur in your thumb, index finger, ring finger, middle fingers, and your palm. They often occur at night with the potential to wake you up and include the following:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

You may have a weak or swollen hand and feel compelled to shake it as though that would make the discomfort go away.

Are there nonsurgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Jochen and his team have shown that another choice besides surgery is available to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Nonsurgical treatment options are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Massage therapy

One or multiple treatment options listed above will be prescribed to bring your body to optimal health. If you have been experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and want an effective alternative to alleviate your pain without surgery, then book your appointment today.