CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

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Carpal Tunnel is aproblem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CarpalTunnel occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—anarrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves,tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain,weakness, and/or numbness in the hand and wrist, which radiates

up into the forearm.Carpal Tunnel is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies”—compressionor trauma of the body’s nerves in the hands or feet.

 

Some of the most commonsymptoms include burning, tingling, itching, and/or numbness in the palm of thehand and thumb, index, and middle fingers are most common. Some people withCarpal Tunnel say that their fingers feel useless and swollen, even thoughlittle or no swelling is apparent. Since many people sleep with flexed wrists,the symptoms often first appear while sleeping. As symptoms worsen, they mayfeel tingling during the day. People that are most susceptible to Carpal Tunnelare those that sit and type on a keyboard. In addition, weakened grip strength may make it difficult to form a fistor grasp small objects. Some people develop wasting of the muscles at the baseof the thumb. Some are unable to distinguish hot from cold by touch.

Chiropractic care canbe a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by CarpalTunnel. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with wrist pain,non-invasive, non-addictive alternative help manage discomfort and swelling.

Chiropractors deliver agentle joint manipulation known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropracticadjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and otherjoints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function ofboth the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility andimproving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has theability to better manage symptoms caused by Carpal Tunnel.

Below are what some ofthe chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with wrist pain:

●    Reduced pain and discomfort

●    Decreased inflammation

●    Improved range of motion

●    Improved flexibility

●    Increased muscle tone and strength

 

Using the Chiropractic Technique that is rightfor you Dr. Alex Paulk will get you moving as quickly as possible.

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We understand that arriving at a doctor's office for the first time can be nerve racking. If you've never experienced chiropractic care before, you may not know what to expect when you come to our Alpharetta chiropractic office for the first time. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces and names, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.

That's why at North Atlanta Spine our aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor.