Carpal Tunnel Pain?

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Did you know the bones and soft tissue structures in your wrist may compress or irritate nearby nerves giving rise to the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? While many people seek treatment through surgical means, our Fox Chapel chiropractor at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can treat carpel tunnel syndrome through non-invasive means.

With surgical procedures sometimes costing thousands of dollars out of pocket and may not result in full resolution of symptoms, many people are beginning to elect a more conservative approach to care. For these reasons, our doctors at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation have prepared this short article to provide you some general information about carpal tunnel and the alternative treatment solutions available.


Carpal Tunnel in Fox Chapel

People may visit our clinic with complaints of wrist pain and questions regarding what exactly carpal tunnel syndrome feels like. Typically, as the median nerve is compressed or irritated due to the surrounding structures of the wrist, patients begin to feel sensations of burning, pain, tingling, or swelling extending from the first to the third digit and the thumb. It is not uncommon for patients to report that they have recently noticed weakness throughout the affected hand or that picking up small objects isn’t as easy as usual. Occasionally people develop the feeling of swelling in their hand as the median nerve becomes irritated, even when no swelling is present.

In addition to questions about what carpal tunnel syndrome feels like, patients often wonder how they developed the condition. Typically, the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t completely evident. However, some patients are able to recall an injury to the wrist that caused the symptoms to develop shortly after. Certain occupations have also been shown to contribute to the development of the condition with jobs that involve long-term use of vibrating instruments and the repetitious use of the hands and wrist topping the list. Finally, metabolic disorders involving the pituitary and thyroid gland can also contribute to its development.

Depending on the activity, carpal tunnel typically begins in a person’s dominant hand, but symptoms throughout both hands is not uncommon. While carpal tunnel is more common in the dominant hand, it is also nearly 3 times more common in women possibly due to the size of the tunnel itself.


What are the Best Treatments Available?

The most appropriate treatment for your carpal tunnel syndrome largely depends on the underlying cause. As with most conditions, it is advised that patients begin with a non-invasive and more affordable treatment. While prescription medications, decompression surgeries, and injections may provide short-term relief, the symptoms may reappear. Your chiropractor at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will perform an evaluation of your condition and formulate an individualized treatment plan that best suits you. If symptoms persist following conservative care then at that time it would be appropriate to seek more invasive forms of treatment.

At Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Fox Chapel, PA we understand that making decisions about how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult. If you would like more information about carpal tunnel or to schedule a consultation, contact our clinic today.

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Tauberg Chiropractic
& Rehabilitation

55 Alpha Drive West #6
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 517-8124