Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you are suffering from pain, tingling, numbness or other symptoms in your wrists, you need the help of a respected, expert chiropractor. At Simmons Specific Chiropractic, we use the most cutting-edge technology to deliver immediate and lasting results. We don’t only relieve your symptoms, we seek the root cause of the problem so it doesn’t have to recur. We receive referrals of difficult cases from all over Michigan, and would love to help you correct your problem too.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Let’s start with the basics. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results when a nerve in the wrist becomes pinched. This nerve travels through a tunnel of bones in the wrist, called “carpals,” which is where carpal tunnel syndrome gets its name. When this nerve is pinched, your thumb feels weakened and your index and middle finger can experience pain or other symptoms.
Wrist Pain and Other CTS Symptoms
So what are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Aside form the aforementioned weakness in the thumb and pain in the first two fingers, there are a variety of indications that you might be suffering from early onset CTS or a more advanced case. This includes basic wrist pain, as well as:
- Tingling in one or both hands during the night. Sometimes this tingling can be so bad it disrupts your sleep.
- Feelings of weakness or uselessness in your fingers.
- Daytime tingling, resulting in weakness of the hands. When this happens, you may find you’re unable to squeeze a ball or other device as tightly.
- A feeling of swollenness in your fingers, even though you can’t see any external signs.
- Loss of strength in the hand near the base of the thumb.
- Shooting pain traveling from hand to shoulder, which may or may not be accompanied by wrist pain.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, chances are good you need a chiropractor’s managing them and locating the root cause of the problem.
How a Chiropractor Can Help with CTS
Your chiropractor can help you substantially reduce the symptoms of CTS, reducing pain and inefficiency when you use your hands, as well as help you treat the problem itself. After an initial examination in which we determine whether you actually have CTS and what might be causing it, our chiropractor will propose a course of care plan. This plan will likely combine in-office care or adjustments with lifestyle advice to help diminish the causes of the problem.
Expert Chiropractor in Midland MI
Would you like to learn how a chiropractor in Midland MI can help you reduce symptoms of CTS and make life and work more bearable today? Simmons Specific Chiropractic is a family run chiropractic clinic in Midland MI, and we would love to help. If you’re ready to make an appointment with our reputable chiropractor, please call (989) 923-2225 today. We look forward to serving you.