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By Scott Shaw, DC
April 23, 2020
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Carpal Tunnel  

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition associated with numbness or a tingling sensation in the hands and fingers, as well as pain in the hands, wrists, or forearms. The pain and discomfort caused by carpal tunnel syndrome can interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive approach to easing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. At Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA, our skilled chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw, offers chiropractic techniques that can help you live well with carpal tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the carpal tunnel passageway in the wrist becomes swollen and puts pressure on the median nerve that runs through it. The median nerve runs from the spine to the hand. When this nerve is compressed due to swelling of the carpal tunnel, the result can be numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands and wrists as the nerve becomes aggravated. Carpal tunnel syndrome tends to afflict more women than men, which might be due to the smaller size of the carpal tunnel passageway in women.

Chiropractic Treatment

Seeking treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is essential. Without treatment, the condition could lead to permanent damage in the thumbs or hands. Chiropractic techniques are a non-invasive and effective method for treating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. At our practice in Richmond, VA, our chiropractor can examine the cervical spine to locate areas where problems could be causing compression of the median nerve. The cervical spine is the upper portion of the spine along the neck that starts at the base of the skull.

Techniques for alleviating the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome include gentle chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine, as well as the wrists and elbows. Gentle manipulation involves making slight adjustments to spinal vertebrae or the joints in the wrists and elbows.

Living well with carpal tunnel syndrome is possible with gentle and non-invasive chiropractic treatment. To learn more about how chiropractic methods can help alleviate the symptoms of carpal tunnel, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw, our experienced chiropractor, by calling Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA, at (804) 741-3068.

Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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