Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. John Nowak sees a lot of people troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Buffalo chiropractic practice. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 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 authors found that the patients had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, it was also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less flexibility in the neck area, the higher the level of pain.
This study is extremely important, as you cannot effectively resolve a condition until you fully understand its cause. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgery.
If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Buffalo office and ask how Dr. John Nowak 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.