WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)?
Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity, is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Classically, patients with the condition experience pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve, which includes the palmar aspect of the thumb, index and middle fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Additional clues include positive physical examination findings, such as the flick sign, Phalen maneuver, and median nerve compression test."1"
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequently reported occupational illness, and one of the most costly conditions of the industry. Statistics show that one out of every 1,000 Americans is afflicted, with women manufacturing workers being the most afflicted."2" Now, carpal tunnel syndrome comprises of 51% of all reported job-related illnesses, with 39% of the diagnoses sufferers missing 31 days or more of work."3" This creates total costs well in excess of $30,000 per case."4"
CHIROPRACTIC AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)
Not everybody suffering from pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hand and/or wrist is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Some patients may have problems in their neck, shoulder, elbow, and/or wrist.
We should first and foremost consider the cervical vertebral subluxation found primarily between the fifth (5th) to the seventh (7th) cervical, resulting in nerve irritation, possibly the result of stressful sleeping positions.
RELIEF FOR CARPAL TUNNEL WITH YOUR FORT WORTH CHIROPRACTOR
The best treatment option is one that pinpoints the source of the issue rather than treating just the symptoms. Similar to other issues, our office recommends patients start with a non-invasive approach. Here at Optimum Wellness Institute we will create a unique plan that helps your specific condition. It only takes a few adjustments for many patients to start reporting relief. The therapy will continue until you are restored to your optimal health.
Our team here at Optimum Wellness Institute in Fort Worth is aware of the pain and annoyance of carpal tunnel syndrome and look forward to helping you get back to complete health. Feel free to call us, we would be happy to help you find relief!
Our passion at Optimum Wellness Institute is finding the root of the problem to see if we can help you with your TMJ/TMJD pain and suffering. Our doctor has trained extensively and has a great understanding of how the TMJ works and what needs to be done to correct this issue. If you think or know you have TMJ/TMJD, please call/text us to schedule your consultation/exam at 469-771-0377. Come see us at Optimum Wellness Institute, 2100 North Main Street, Suite 105 (inside Main Street Injury Clinic), Fort Worth, TX 76164.
Optimum Wellness Institute
2100 North Main Street
Suite 105 (inside Main Street Injury Clinic)
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone (469) 771-0377
Fax (469) 440-0171