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The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnelCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful, debilitating injury that often occurs as a result of stressful activity or awkward positioning of the hands and wrists. Unfortunately, the prescribed treatment for CTS generally involves heavy medication and/or radical surgery that requires a lengthy recovery process.

Thankfully, research reveals an alternative method of treatment that has been proven to be successful with patients who suffer from CTS. The answer is chiropractic care.

Consider the following 3 benefits of treating CTS with chiropractic care:

1. Chiropractic care allows patients who are intolerant to or simply wish to avoid taking heavy doses of medication, including over-the-counter ibuprofin, to manage painful CTS symptoms. The sooner the CTS is identified and treated, the higher the likelihood it can be managed with a non-surgical procedure.

2. Chiropractic care involves the patient in his or her management of painful CTS symptoms. Chiropractors are able to teach the patient helpful exercises of the hand and wrist that alleviate pain and encourage recovery. Chiropractors are also able to discuss workplace ergonomics and personal practices that could be contributing to or exacerbating CTS.

3. Chiropractic care allows patients to receive one-on-one education regarding alternative therapies such as acupuncture, exercise, or vitamins that can alleviate painful CTS symptoms. Working with a chiropractor, patients can learn various holistic ways to treat the underlying conditions in a way that does not adversely interact with other medications or medical conditions.

Most important to note, patients who suffer from CTS should seek care from qualified professionals as quickly as possible as the injury can become worse if left untreated. Seeking chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel has been proven to be a successful, drug-free solution to the painful symptoms of CTS.

For more information or to set up an appointment for evaluation and care, please give us a call here at Access to Health at 860-889-1475.

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