At Smith Family Chiropractic, Dr. Smith examines every aspect of the body that could be impacting the nerves in the arm and causing carpal tunnel syndrome.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) June 26, 2018
Most people would believe that chiropractic care is only focused on the spine or parts of the back. However, chiropractors are skilled in joint manipulation, including the spine, which means they can also help ensure that the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee joints are not misaligned or impinging the nerves that connect to the rest of the body. Sports injuries that affect the shoulders, elbows, and neck may also impact the nerves that connect to the wrist. There is also a chance that wrist pain may originate in the neck, and that should give you the green light to see a chiropractor for treatment. Depending on the cause of your wrist pain, Dr. Deken Smith, D.C. at Smith Family Chiropractic may be able to help reduce your wrist pain.
Smith Family Chiropractic is located in Campbell, CA and offers adjustment times during the week at various hours, leaving Fridays and Saturdays open for appointments only. Visit their website to learn more about how Smith Family Chiropractic can help with your wrist pain.
Wrist Pain From Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
One of the most common medical conditions that causes wrist pain is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a condition that is treatable through chiropractic care at Smith Family Chiropractic in Campbell, CA. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when inflammation from injuries such as sprains and strains or a medical condition such as tendinitis or arthritis in the wrist compresses the median nerves in the carpal tunnel, the narrow passageway inside of the wrist that connects the wrist to the hand.
The median nerves are connected to the lower cervical (C5-C8) and upper thoracic (T1) parts of the spine. However, C7, C8, and T1 have the biggest impact on the part of the median nerve that affects the wrist. Although an injury to this part of the spine may cause carpal tunnel syndrome, it may also be caused by arthritis in the wrist, obesity, and alcohol abuse among other conditions that can affect the nerves.
How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Develop?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by a medical condition, an injury, or repetitious movements. In fact, any body part that is exposed to repetitive movements will experience inflammation and eventual pain. This is why athletes tend to suffer from sports injuries that involve repetition such as in the shoulders, elbows, and knees.
On the other hand, work injuries can also be relevant when a person sits at a desk for hours and types as if there’s no end. Eventually, the fingers and wrists will get tired, the muscles will get tense, and the nerves in the hand will begin to transmit pain signals. Many writers and assembly line workers are prone to work injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome because of the constant use of their hands.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Sharp or shooting pains from the wrist to the elbow
- Paresthesia (sensation of pins and needles or hand “falling asleep”)
- The thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers may experience weakness, numbness, or tingling
- Reduced grip strength and significantly decreased dexterity
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment at Smith Family Chiropractic
Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome can be the most helpful when it is received in the early stages of this condition. At Smith Family Chiropractic, Dr. Smith examines every aspect of the body that could be impacting the nerves in the arm and causing carpal tunnel syndrome. During treatment, Dr. Smith will check for subluxations in the upper part of the spine and bone misalignments in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. He also has the capabilities to take x-rays of the body to identify any misalignments, so he can provide thorough treatments with precise adjustments.
Dr. Deken Smith D.C. enjoys helping all of his patients get back to living without pain, especially from wrist pain. Right now, Dr. Smith is offering a new patient special that includes the consultation, examination, and x-rays.
For information on how chiropractic care helps with wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, visit our office in Campbell or call (408) 374-4500 to schedule an appointment today.