Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has become one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face today. It affects millions of people a year, and with our growing reliance on computers there seems to be no end in sight.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve where it crosses over the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can be caused by an injury or sustained use from common activities like typing, chopping, hammering, or pushing. Symptoms of CTS range from wrist pain, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treated?
There are a number of different ways to treat carpal tunnel. In most cases, a gentle low force chiropractic adjustment to the wrist, forearm and elbow is extremely effective. Massage therapy is also effective to break up scar tissue and adhesions that have formed over time. These treatments, along with physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises, can effectively alleviate and eventually eliminate the symptoms associated with CTS. Dr. Ressler can also show you how to set up computer and work station. This will minimize the strain you place on your body when you have poor posture and body mechanics.