Approximately five percent of all Americans will experience Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) at some point in their life.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome tends to be a work-related condition that affects people who use their hands to follow through with the same, repetitive tasks. This speaks to people who use computers for long periods or work on an assembly line.
CTS is one of the more common injuries the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville treat, especially after our patients have tried other traditional medications without noticeable results.
This condition refers to compressed nerves that run from your forearms to your hands. Your nerves become compressed in a narrow pathway that exists in your wrist, known as the carpal tunnel.
This specific tunnel comprises of bones, tendons, blood vessels, ligaments, and soft tissues.
Patients who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome tend to experience a number of painful symptoms that often lead to numbness or tingling sensations that radiate throughout their forearms.
Many patients feel like their hands and fingers are swollen, even though nothing has actually inflated.
Without proper medical treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can progress to the point where patients are unable to form a fist or grip basic objects.
Some people are more vulnerable to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome based on their genetics. People who naturally have smaller carpal tunnels in their wrists are more susceptible to this condition than others.
When diagnosing this condition in patients, our Snellville Chiropractors tend to follow through with a complete examination to see if your symptoms align with the characteristics of the injury.
Patients are asked to perform a number of basic wrist exercises and are exposed to slight pressure tests to see how sensitive their nerves are.
If necessary, an X-ray may be required to rule out other types of wrist injuries or conditions.
One our Chiropractors have properly diagnosed your condition, you’ll be required to rest your hands and wrists in order to prevent further damage from setting in.
You may want to apply ice to the affected areas in order to reduce swelling.
In order to reduce the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, your Chiropractors will provide joint adjustments and have you perform a number of light stretches in order to loosen up the joints that run from your forearms to your hands.
Each patient is treated differently based on the unique characteristics of their specific condition.
At AICA Snellville we have worked with hundreds of patients that suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
We encourage you to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Fill out our online contact form or call us at 404-889-8826.