Natural Non-Surgical Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For over 20 years, we have been leading providers of natural treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in the Littleton and Denver Metro areat. Over this period, we have treated hundreds of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome successfully along with related Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and disorders.
The following is a breakdown the words Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome. Carpal is simply the name for wrist in Latin. Tunnel refers to an opening in the wrist created by the transverse ligament on the top and the 8 carpal bones. A Syndrome is simply a group of sign and symptoms occurring together.
The commonest sign and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include hand or wrist pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and arms, weakness of grip, swelling of the fingers and hand, as well as night pain.
There are also many other secondary complaints including shoulder pain, elbow pain, pain radiating from the hand to elbow, from the shoulder to the hands, and sometimes even neck pain.
The transverse ligament forms the top area of the carpal tunnel. The wrist has 8 carpal bones all interconnected to form the bottom of the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is actually just about the size of the tip of a pinky finger. The carpal tunnel contains three things inside it, the 9 flexor muscle tendons, blood vessels, and the median nerve.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) comes about once there is pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. It can happen in two ways. There can be expansion of the contents of the tunnel, and specifically the flexor tendons due to overuse leading to inflammation, as well as median nerve compression. Alternatively, the tunnel’s diameter can narrow due to the misalignment of the carpal bones due to repetitive use, trauma, or flattening of transverse ligament due to overuse or strain.
Jobs requiring the repetitive use of hands and arms are most prone to carpal tunnel syndrome. Because our clinic is situated in downtown San Francisco, we mainly see office workers. Most of our patients spend their days in front of a computer and behind a desk doing several repetitive tasks using their hands. Many of them then go home and continue doing this even more. In this era of smartphones and tablets, many of us do it in between home and work, as well as on the ferry, train, or bus.
Hobbies and sports involving the repetitive use of hands predispose you to carpal tunnel syndrome. Sports such as golf, tennis, and racquetball and hobbies such as knitting or bowling are good examples here. Musicians are also victims of CTS. Women are more likely to get CTS and they have a smaller carpal. Pregnant women do suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome frequently due to swelling of the tissues in the wrist during pregnancy.
Conditions including whiplash from car accidents, headaches, and Fibromyalgia are also at times connected with carpal tunnel syndrome.
We have perfected a distinctive approach to the non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome along with related disorders that patients seek out when they are trying to avoid carpal tunnel surgery. Our chiropractors are specialists in the non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. We check you from the neck to the fingertips on either side for nerve interference and pressure since pressure anywhere along the course of the median nerve or brachial plexus has the ability to cause CTS symptoms. Actually, many of the patients that have CTS symptoms have neck involvement sometimes from a cervical disk herniation, bulging disc or degeneration in the discs of the neck. To address such cases we offer cervical spinal decompression and laser therapy.
Our treatment is quite comprehensive and is from the neck to the fingertips. We may perform manual adjustments to the shoulders, neck, hands, wrists and arms, deep tissue therapeutic laser therapy, custom exercises, massage, and/or Kinesiotape as required.
We have a very high success rate. If you would like relief from carpal tunnel and would like to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment then we would love to meet you.