Get relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at The Wellness Center PDX, with experienced chiropractors offering effective treatments. Identify symptoms, causes, and treatment options for this condition affecting the median nerve in your wrist.
This uncomfortable condition occurs when the median nerve in your wrist gets compressed within the narrow carpal tunnel, affecting the movement and sensation in your thumb, index finger, and middle finger. The Wellness Center PDX is here to help! Our team of experienced chiropractors specializes in expert treatment, offering you relief and improved functionality.
The symptoms of typically develop gradually. Initially, you may notice your fingers falling asleep more frequently or feeling numb, especially at night or when your hand and wrist are at rest. As the condition progresses, you may wake up with numb or tingling hands that can extend to your shoulder. In severe cases, grip strength weakens, and the numbness and tingling may be replaced by intense wrist pain and muscle cramps.
Carpal tunnel syndrome arises when the carpal tunnel narrows, often due to swelling. The primary cause is repetitive motions performed over a long period, commonly found in occupations with poor work ergonomics or tasks involving repetitive wrist movements. Office workers who spend extended periods typing and hairstylists cutting hair are particularly at risk. Additionally, certain medical conditions like hyperthyroidism, obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy can also increase the chances of this condition developing.
While carpal tunnel syndrome can affect anyone, women are three times more likely to experience it due to having smaller carpal tunnels in their wrists. Individuals with diabetes also have an increased risk due to metabolic changes affecting their nerves. Although manufacturing and food packing jobs are commonly associated with this condition, it is not exclusive to any specific occupation or industry.
In the early stages, carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively treated by a chiropractor using gentle manipulation techniques on the wrist, elbow, and cervical spine. For severe cases, surgery may be recommended.
At The Wellness Center PDX, our professionals conduct thorough examinations to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome. This includes electrodiagnostic tests to assess nerve response to electrical pulses. Upon a confirmed diagnosis, we can offer a range of nonsurgical treatments, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care, to strengthen the wrists and provide pain relief.
Our comprehensive care services are specifically tailored to address the symptoms and challenges associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, providing effective relief and promoting overall wellness. Take the first step towards pain-free living and contact The Wellness Center PDX today.