Carpal Tunnel Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the wrists and varies in severity. Carpal tunnel occurs when the nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist and into the hand is narrowed enough that the nerve touches the tunnel. When this happens, there may be numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and into all of the fingers except the pinky finger.
Why would the tunnel narrow? Some conditions such as those that affect the thyroid, diabetes, or even pregnancy can cause swelling which lessens the space between the nerve and the top of the tunnel. In other cases, people may have used their hands and wrists in a way that has caused the tunnel to be bent due to maintaining a flexed wrist position; this is common especially for food servers, those who work on assembly lines, those who spend a lot of time typing, and those who clean for a living.
Carpal tunnel surgery is not the first option for carpal tunnel treatment. Those who experience symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome do not experience the symptoms all the time but are likely to experience symptoms when doing activities that require wrist flexion. Chiropractic care can help treat the condition.
Exercises and stretches done regularly can prevent symptoms from flaring up, due to strengthening the muscles in the wrist to prevent swelling or damage to the carpal tunnel. These exercises are a practice that a chiropractic specialist can assist with, as is nutritional counseling. Our practice can design a program to treat your specific symptoms and physiology.
Whether you experience carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve conditions, chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling today for an appointment.