Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic
Dr. Hall sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Johnstown chiropractic office. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a condition that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
A recent study printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the doctors found that the patients had reduced cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, they also found that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less mobility in the neck, the higher the level of pain.
This research is very important, as you cannot effectively resolve a problem until you fully understand its cause. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.
If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Johnstown office and ask how Dr. Hall can help you get relief!
De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.