Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an issue that has become synonymous with office jobs. However, typing alone will usually not lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Typing frequently could exacerbate your symptoms, even if it does not cause the condition. If you live in or around Lake Worth and suspect you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome, contact Dr. Cacic at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness to schedule a consultation.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the median nerve in your wrist. This is the nerve that runs from the palm of your hand to your forearm. With this condition, you will experience nerve-related symptoms, such as weakness, tingling, burning, and wrist pain due to the damage or compression of the nerve.
While it comes from nerve compression, the exact cause varies from person to person. For instance, some people who have rheumatoid arthritis will develop this condition because the lining of the joint creates pressure on the nerve.
Overuse can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome as well. For instance, you may increase your risk of this condition by typing for prolonged periods regularly, but other jobs are also known to cause this condition. One example that you may not have thought of is if you use vibrating tools regularly on a long-term basis. If you play piano, you could develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Diabetes can also cause nerve damage that would increase your risk for this condition.
Chiropractic Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A physician may prescribe medication or refer you for surgery in severe cases. However, with chiropractic care, you can receive pain relief through non-invasive treatments without having to rely on medication. Exercises are a common chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. We will recommend exercises that move your wrist slowly. Slowly moving your wrist will improve your flexibility and help with the compression. Gradually, these exercises will increase in difficulty as you heal.
Part of your treatment may involve taking a look at your work ergonomics. During this portion of your treatment, Dr. Cacic will educate you on ways to put less pressure on your median nerve. For example, we will educate you on how to hold your wrists as you type or perform other tasks that put pressure on the nerve.
Proper work ergonomics, exercises, and other techniques are used in combination to provide a customized treatment plan designed to relieve pain and support the healing process. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
Get Treatment for Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Lake Worth, FL
If you are experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome and live in Lake Worth or the surrounding area, contact Dr. Cacic at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness to schedule a consultation. Call our team today at (561) 547-2210 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.