| Did you know carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
is usually treatable without the need for surgery?
The chiropractic approach to this painful condition may include: manipulation
to the joints of the wrist, deep tissue massage of the forearm muscles,
exercise, day and nighttime splinting, nutritional supplementation
(B6), physical therapy, modification of home and work activity, and
manipulation to the joints of the neck to remove irritating nerve
interference which often extends from the neck into the arm and hand.
Did you know, a lot of wrist pain is misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel
syndrome. And often the neck is overlooked as a causative factor.
Ask your doctor about "Double Crush Syndrome" (nerves irritated in
both the neck and the wrist). If you fix the wrist without fixing
the neck, your surgery, or any other treatment, may be doomed for
CTS specifically affects the "median" nerve which controls the thumb
side of the hand, causing hand pain, numbness, and weakness. The symptoms
can actually extend into the arm and neck causing pain, numbness,
and disability. An EMG is normally utilized to confirm this diagnosis.
The doctors of the Farabaugh Chiropractic offer will perform a thorough
examination to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other potential
causes of your pain.