How a Chiropractor Can Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
You may be thinking that a chiropractor is just for your back, but they can also help with wrist pain. At Willow Bend Chiropractic in Frisco, TX, we specialize in not only helping with back problems but also with your wrist. Wrist pain and injury from poor ergonomics are increasingly common. How can we help you?
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Time for a quick anatomy lesson. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by your Median nerve being pinched as it passes through your carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in your wrist between the tendons of your hand and your carpal bones. Those are the collection of small bones that make up your wrist.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by that passageway being aggravated over time and the Median nerve becoming pinched. This can be hereditary, work-related, or caused by injury. The most common cases are caused by people whose jobs involve repetitive wrist movements. So how can a chiropractor help with this?
Chiropractors and Wrist Pain
Chiropractors can help with wrist pain in the same way they can help your back. By using a variety of techniques, they can alleviate the underlying causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is done by
- Manipulations - These are movements of the joints that help to relieve tension.
- Alignment - This is probably what you think of when you think “chiropractor.” These professional movements help to bring the joints and bones back into their proper setting in the body. This works for your wrists just the same as it works for your back.
- Work Ergonomics - This is one of the most important ways a chiropractor can help you with wrist pain. In fact, it’s so useful we should take a closer look at it.
Getting Help with Work Ergonomics
A lot of wrist pain is caused by poor working conditions. A chiropractor can help you develop habits and exercises that set your wrist right! This is all about work ergonomics. The way your hands rest on the keyboard, how you type, exercises you can do during a break, all of these and more can help alleviate carpal tunnel.
Get Help Today
Our staff at Willow Bend Chiropractic are ready to help you with your wrist pain today. Give us a call at 972-608-4111 or stop into our Frisco, TX location for more information!