Our Chiropractic office near Anchorage is available for carpal tunnel care.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is increasingly common, due to the proliferation of technology and other repetitive movements in our daily lives. Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with CTS. While a treatment called carpal tunnel release has been a popular surgical method to relieve the painful symptoms of CTS, new findings show that almost half of these types of surgeries are not successful. Instead, more and more professionals are recommending chiropractic treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
What are the Symptoms of CTS?
CTS has very clear symptoms, which include numbing or tingling in the wrist and/or hand and a marked decrease in the range of movement in the wrist, almost as if the wrist joint has been “seized up.” Moderate to severe pain in the hand and /or wrist, which may increase during attempted movement of the wrist, is also a common symptom. Eventually, the pain may become constant, even when the wrist is held immobile.
In practical matters, CTS makes it difficult or impossible to engage in common technological-related activities, such as holding or navigating a computer mouse, typing on a keyboard, texting on a phone, writing with a pen or pencil, and more. Of course, CTS can also be brought on by activities that don’t have to do with technology—in fact, any repetitive motion can bring on CTS—but this is the most common root of the problem.
Chiropractic Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is now strongly recommended if you suspect you may have CTS. Non-invasive treatments by a professional chiropractor are overwhelmingly preferred before undergoing serious surgery. Even the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and the University of Maryland Medical Center list chiropractic as an alternative treatment for CTS.
When you visit Dr. Douglas Luther, will investigate the entire passage of the median nerve, taking great care to diagnose exactly where the problem—the compression points—are located. Using advanced chiropractic methods that are non-invasive, Dr. Luther can treat your CTS with successful outcomes.
Effective chiropractic treatment options are available. If you suspect CTS, contact us at (907) 868-1517 to schedule a consultation, diagnostic sessions, or to learn more information.