Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans every year. There are several factors that can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel, and if your job involves repetitive hand and wrist movements like typing or operating certain types of machinery, you could also be at greater risk.
If left untreated, carpal tunnel can make it difficult or even impossible to do your job and participate in your favorite sports and physical activities, and even interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep. But you don’t have to suffer in silence or let carpal tunnel disrupt your life. Dr. H. Khayal offers noninvasive and nonsurgical chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome in Dallas.
The benefits of chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel
Everyday activities that you normally perform without a second thought become painful and difficult (or even impossible) when you have carpal tunnel syndrome. From picking up your child to typing an email or driving to the grocery store or work, the pain, numbness, and tingling in one or both wrists can leave you feeling helpless. A chiropractic evaluation allows Dr. Khayal to figure out the areas of your body that may be out of alignment and the type of adjustments that are necessary to help relieve the pressure and pain in your hands and wrists.
Chiropractic adjustments may improve alignment and relieve pressure on the wrists
Carpal tunnel results from compression on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Dr. Khayal performs a comprehensive exam to identify sources of pressure on the nerve. Gentle wrist manipulations may help ease nerve pain if bones or connective tissue are irritating or putting pressure on the nerve.
Dr. Khayal takes a whole-body approach to pain management and healing, and he may recommend additional adjustments if you have misalignments anywhere else in your body.
You’ve probably heard that your posture and wrist position when you type (especially if you sit at a desk for long periods of time) is very important. The problem is that many of us don’t pay much attention to our posture until we start to feel pain, pressure, or stiffness. Dr. Khayal works with you to improve your posture so that you’re sitting correctly and everything remains in proper alignment from your cervical spine (neck) and shoulders all the way down to your wrists.
If you’re concerned about your risk due to your job or other lifestyle factors, Dr. Khayal can discuss preventive exercises and techniques to help you avoid putting additional strain on your nerves and joints.
Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
In addition to repetitive motion strain, other factors that contribute to and can increase your risk of developing carpal tunnel include:
- An injury or joint damage in the wrist
- An underlying illness like diabetes or other condition that causes nerve damage
- Fluid retention
If you suspect that you might have carpal tunnel, don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable and disrupts your life. Call our office today to get more information about our treatment options and to schedule a consultation.