Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Chiropractors located in Beverly Hills, CA

Too many times, doctors tell patients the only solution for carpal tunnel syndrome is invasive surgery or an ineffective brace, but that’s a lie. At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Stephen Jochen and his team of specialists reduce — or in many cases eliminate — carpal tunnel syndrome pain and symptoms in 99.9% of all cases. If you live in Beverly Hills, California, and are looking for a nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical way to reduce the pain in your wrist, contact Dr. Jochen: Call the office to schedule or book your appointment online today.

Carpal Tunnel Q & A

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

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 this inflammation and the most common include trauma, injury, or overuse. You may be more likely to 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. Your doctor at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center uses a whole-person approach and examines everything and anything that could affect your carpal tunnel syndrome.

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 slowly and progressively get worse.

Most carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms occur in your thumb; index, ring, and middle fingers; and palm. They often occur at night, may 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?

Although modern medicine recommends surgery as the first and only option for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, that’s not the case. Dr. Jochen and his team at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center provide nonsurgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Therapeutic massage

Your doctor may use one of these therapies or combine them to optimize pain and symptom reduction. In over 99% of the carpal tunnel syndrome cases, Dr. Jochen and his team see, pain and symptom reduction occur without surgery.

When carpal tunnel syndrome is affecting your life, but you don’t want to consider surgery, contact the team with a treatment success rate two times higher than surgery. Call the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center today to schedule or book your appointment online.