Carpal tunnel is a condition associated with pain that occurs due to an impinged nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is actually a narrow wrist cavity that exists to safeguard the nerve that controls hand function and tendons that control and regulate hand and finger movement. When this tunnel becomes swollen or compressed in any way, it places extra pressure on the nerve causing symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. When left untreated, the condition can cause tissue deterioration and long-term damage.
Symptoms and Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary from one sufferer to another, but they generally include:
- Hand numbness,
- Tingling in the hands,
- Loss of hand coordination,
- Pain that travels up the arm, and more.
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome usually relate to usage. They can include:
- Driving long distances or frequently,
- Extended computer use,
- Manual labor,
- Improper hand use patterns – lifting, exercising and more.
Individuals of all ages are subject to the condition, but it’s generally seen among people between the ages of 30 and 60.
There is Help Available
When help is sought from an experienced chiropractor, there is hope. In most cases, the damage caused by the syndrome can be treated and reversed. A skilled chiropractor – like Dr. Scott LeVan at LeVan Chiropractic – can listen to your needs and symptoms while performing an exam to determine potential problem areas and creating a plan of action to move forward.
Carpal tunnel syndrome does not have to be a lifelong pain, there is help available. It all starts with a call. Schedule a consultation with LeVan Chiropractic today to learn if chiropractic care could help correct your carpal tunnel pain.