Carpal Tunnel

Discover comprehensive care for carpal tunnel syndrome at The Wellness Center PDX. We combine expertise and experience to alleviate discomfort and restore wrist functionality.




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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the median nerve in the wrist, leading to pain and impaired sensation in specific fingers. The condition results from compression within the narrow carpal tunnel.

Spotting the Symptoms

Gradual Onset

Symptoms typically manifest slowly. Initial signs include frequent finger numbness.

Nightly Discomfort

Many patients report numbness or tingling, especially during sleep.​

Advancing Symptoms

Over time, the condition can escalate, causing wrist pain, weakened grip strength, and muscle cramps.​

Understanding the Basics

Root Causes

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually emerges due to:

  1. Repetitive Motions: Jobs involving continuous wrist movements, like extended typing or hair cutting, can increase risk.
  2. Medical Conditions: Obesity, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and even pregnancy can enhance susceptibility.

Risk Factors to Know

  1. Gender Disparity: Women, having smaller carpal tunnels, are three times more likely to be affected.
  2. Medical Conditions: Diabetes patients, for instance, face higher risks owing to nerve-impacting metabolic changes.
  3. Occupational Variability: While prevalent in manufacturing and food packing, no industry is immune.

How We Can Help

Our approach involves:

  1. Detailed Diagnosis: Comprehensive tests, including electrodiagnostic evaluations, help confirm the syndrome.
  2. Gentle Chiropractic Care: In initial stages, chiropractic manipulations on the wrist, elbow, and cervical spine can bring relief.
  3. Alternative Therapies: Beyond chiropractic care, we also offer acupuncture to bolster wrist strength and alleviate pain. Severe cases might necessitate surgical consultations.

Did You Know?

Chiropractic care and acupuncture have been proven to provide nonsurgical relief to many carpal tunnel syndrome patients, emphasizing the body's innate healing capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Is carpal tunnel syndrome linked only to computer usage?

No, while frequent computer usage is a common cause, other repetitive tasks and certain medical conditions can also lead to the syndrome.

While more common in adults, especially women, it can affect any age group depending on risk factors.

In some mild cases, yes. But persistent symptoms or severe cases need professional care.

Absolutely! Our professionals can guide patients on specific exercises to strengthen the wrist and alleviate symptoms.

Contact Us Today

If carpal tunnel symptoms are affecting your daily life, The Wellness Center PDX is here to guide you on the path to relief and recovery.