Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common injury to the wrist and hand that is caused by overuse, but a person may also be more vulnerable to the condition if they suffer from arthritis, are diabetic, or have smaller than average carpal tunnels in their own wrists. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the underside of the wrist which is made up of bones, ligaments, and the median nerve. It is this nerve that controls movement and sensation in the thumb and first three fingers.

What Happens With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens when this nerve is compressed. Those who suffer from the condition may experience pain, weakness, tingling, or numbing in their hand. For many, the discomfort has proven to be great enough for them to resort to pain medications and even surgery in order to correct the problem. However, these methods are not only invasive, they are frequently unsuccessful long term. Research suggests that a third or more of patients who undergo CTS surgery have their symptoms return within two years.

Alternative Treatments With an Orlando Chiropractor

Because many people are wary of using too many pain medications as well as going “under the knife” even for standard operations, chiropractic treatment in Orlando is an option many look into for a variety of ailments. Summit Chiropractic in Orlando, Florida offers both chiropractic and medical massage therapy options that can help treat carpal tunnel syndrome, often with as much or more success as surgery or medication.

How Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In addition to patients who have completed satisfactory treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, at Summit Chiropractic we can also point to scientific research that backs up the high level of success of both chiropractic treatments and medical massage, which as both available in our Orlando office. Chiropractic methods frequently utilized include

  • Cervical Spine Adjustments
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

One study that was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies evaluated 21 people who were treated for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with massage. In the study, it was reported that patients experienced a 68% pain reduction, and a 79% improvement in functionality.

No two injuries are alike, just as no two patients are alike. Whether you’re  suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome only due to a work injury, or you have other ailments as well that can benefit from chiropractic care, the chiropractors at Summit Chiropractic are ready to give you a thorough evaluation and recommend a comprehensive whole body approach to treatment that not only addresses the imminent issue, but helps to get to the bottom of why it is happening so that you can take the steps you need via exercises and nutritional habits to achieve a higher level of healing that lasts. Contact us at (407) 203-6745 to schedule an assessment.