One of the most common sources of pain and disability in the U.S. is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The pain, swelling, burning, and tingling in the hands, fingers, and wrists affects millions of Americans today.
There is much misunderstanding about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The carpal tunnel is an opening in the wrist that allows the median nerve to pass from the hand up the arm. When the tissues around this tunnel are irritated and begin to swell, they put pressure on the median nerve, causing burning, pain, tingling, and swelling of the wrist and hand, extending to the tips of the fingers.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can progress to the point of complete disability if not treated properly. However, CTS is not a permanent condition and if treated early and conservatively, can be relieved and even reversed.
A little wrist pain is to be expected from any extensive use of the hands and fingers, even a long bout of video games. Dr. Travis will start to suspect nerve compression instead when you report symptoms like:
Allowing your carpal tunnel syndrome to worsen with weeks or months of continued use could lead to a more serious set of symptoms. Progressing CTS can even cause you to lose your job if you depend on fine motor movements of the hands and fingers. Look out for serious risks that include:
For years, people who suffered from Carpal Tunnel in Tulsa had to resort to surgery, painful physical therapy, and prescription drugs. However, if you call us as soon as your symptoms develop, you have an excellent chance to reverse the damage and find relief without medication or surgery.
Carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t have to be the end of your favorite activities or even your job! Through gentle, holistic chiropractic treatment, we can help you find relief from CTS and stop its progression.
When a patient comes in with complaints of wrist or hand pain and numbness, we start with a medical history and physical to learn about underlying risks and conditions. We combine this information with state of the art testing to explore the spine and the nerves for signs of damage. Then we can put together a specific treatment plan based on our findings.
If you think you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or if you are concerned that your lifestyle or work habits may put you at risk, Travis Chiropractic is ready to help. We can help you understand where your symptoms are coming from and what it will take to improve, then design specialized treatment plans to give you freedom of motion and freedom from the debilitating pain and numbness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
Call 918-224-2225 today to schedule your free consultation!