Carpal Tunnel Pain?
Many people in Lincoln are currently suffering from CTS. They typically have been informed the only solution is surgery and therefore put off seeking help. They are unfamiliar with its signs, symptoms and most importantly the best treatment choices. Dr. Randy McCracken has taken advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of Carpal tunnel. He utilizes natural chiropractic treatments to alleviate the pain and restore your wrist to normal motion and increased strength. He has prepared this article to help you understand your treatment choices.
The usual symptoms of CTS are pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensation, weakness or loss of grip strength and difficulty seeping due to the discomfort. These sensations are confined to the distribution of the median nerve which supplies the thumb, index and middle fingers. The most common complaint is numbness and tingling.
CTS is now one of the most common occupational hazards due to repetitive motion injuries of the wrist/hand. Computer users, athletes, construction workers, meat packers, waiters to musician’s can suffer from CTS. A slip or fall can cause CTS as well. True CTS is due to pressure or irritation to the median nerve in your wrist. If you are having any numbness or tingling in your hand you should be checked to see if you actually have CTS.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel
The traditional treatments have ranged from pain medication, injections of cortisone to surgery. All of the treatments do not address the cause of the problem. What is causing pressure or irritation to the median nerve?
Covering up the pain with a medication does not fix the problem. Surgery should be the last resort as it cuts the main supporting ligament of the hand and scarring can cause further irritation. Use of a brace/splint to wear at night is also typically recommended. Conservative chiropractic treatment should be the first line of defense against CTS as you can avoid work-loss time, hospitalization and expensive surgery.
McCracken Chiropractic Clinic offers the fastest and safest form of natural pain relief available today. Use of Cold laser therapy has proven to be very effective in alleviating the pain. Use of a natural pain relieving enzymes and vitamin supplements designed to reduce any pain, swelling and water retention will be recommended. Dr. McCracken will take a special x-ray of your wrist to see if the tunnel is being narrowed by the bones of your wrist putting pressure on the median nerve. He will administer specific chiropractic adjustments to the wrist to restore normal joint position and mobility to your wrist. This will be followed by specific strengthening exercises. He recommends use of a splint during the day and avoidance of wearing one at night during the body’s repair and regeneration sleep cycle.
Do not wait for the pain to go away. The longer there is pressure on the nerve the more damage and the longer it will take to heel. Waiting may cause permanent nerve damage. Call McCracken today to be checked and determine if you have CTS and get you back on the road to health. Click Here to view our video on CTS. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to call the team at McCracken Chiropractic Clinic today
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