Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center Offers Care For Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
If you work on a computer for many hours during the day, you may notice the onset of a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Wrist pain, hand stiffness, swelling and tingling in the fingers can indicate a condition called “carpal tunnel syndrome.” Chiropractic care can help to reduce discomfort and improve hand and wrist function. At Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Westlake Village, CA, we offer techniques to relieve carpal tunnel symptoms.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel problems tend to come on gradually. Individuals who work on computers throughout the day may begin to notice numbness in the hands or a feeling of pins and needles. They may have pain in the thumb, middle finger or ring finger, or more generalized pain in the wrist and lower arm. You may notice you drop objects more than before or have weakness in the hands. Some people experience shock-like feelings that radiate into the fingers. Discomfort may be more severe in the evenings. Left untreated, symptoms worsen over time.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Problems
The medial nerve travels through the hollow area created by the bones in the wrist. Repetitive motions, like long hours of typing, can cause pressure on this nerve, which leads to troublesome symptoms. Hereditary factors influence a smaller carpal tunnel in some people. Poor hand position during work tasks can also contribute to carpal tunnel problems. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorder and rheumatoid arthritis can also make carpal tunnel problems more likely.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your chiropractic in Westlake Village will do a thorough examination and assessment of your carpal tunnel issue. Manual adjustment of the spine and re-alignment of elbow and wrist structures can help to release pressure on the median nerve. Your chiropractor will also give you practical advise on work ergonomics to provide better support for your wrist and hand.
Make Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center Your Chiropractor in Westlake Village
Dr. Duben and Dr. Erickson combine their knowledge of chiropractic methods to provide a holistic approach to care for their patients in Westlake Village, CA and nearby communities. We treat a broad range of problems, including back pain, herniated discs, neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, pregnancy discomfort and plantar fasciitis. Call Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center today at 805-468-4437 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can improve your carpal tunnel problems.