Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic
Dr. John Nowak sees a lot of people struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy South Buffalo chiropractic practice. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent research 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 investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the authors found that the patients had less cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, it was also found that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less flexibility in the neck area, the greater the level of pain.
This research is extremely important, as you can't effectively treat a condition until you fully understand its cause. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky operations.
If you have carpal tunnel pain, call our South Buffalo location 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.