Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is typically caused by repetitive hand and arm motion, which causes micro-injuries over a period of time. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also be caused by a bone slipping out of alignment, which puts pressure on the median nerve. These are two very different causes of the same condition. Repetitive motion is sometimes hard to omit from your routine if it is work related. A misaligned bone on the other hand has a much better prognosis, and is usually an easy fix depending on how long the bone has been putting pressure on the nerve. The sooner you get in to your chiropractor the sooner you can rule in or rule out a misaligned bone. Read More
3 Conservative Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Other Than Surgery:
Our Blaine MN Chiropractors examine your wrist and arm, to check for proper bone alignment. If there are any questions, an X-Ray may be taken to see what is going on in the carpal tunnel. There are eight tiny bones that make up the wrist, and they are all supposed to glide seamlessly along one another. When one is stuck in the wrong position it alters the mechanics of the whole wrist and hand. Your chiropractor will adjust the bone that is not moving properly, alleviating the pressure in the joint and also taking the pressure of the nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel.
Blaine MN chiropractors Dr. Ally Bergh and Dr. Ryan Waddell are certified in Graston Technique, which is an adhesion breaking technique. What is an adhesion breaking technique? When you endure a significant injury, or repetitive small injuries you body wants to stabilize to prevent any further damage. Your bodies healing mechanism in response to an injury is scar tissue. Scar tissue is a quick and dirty method of repair, and is less flexible/durable than the healthy uninjured tissue. We refer to this scar tissue as adhesion, because it is layed down in such unorganized fashion. Scar tissue fills the gap where the injury was, and it attaches to all surrounding tissue. Graston Technique is used to break up the scar tissue so you have less pain, better range of motion(flexibility), and stronger tissue.
Ultrasound Therapy is a deep heat therapy. Ultrasound involves a machine which drives sound waves into the tissue. These sound waves interact with your tissues(muscles/tendons/ligaments) on the cellular level increasing healing time and decreasing pain and inflammation. Ultrasound is used on soft tissue injuries and goes hand in hand with Graston Technique. Once the adhesions are broken up ultrasound is applied to the area. The goal of ultrasound is to speed up healing and decrease pain and inflammation. Club West Chiropractic is home to the only chiropractor in Blaine, MN that utilizes ultrasound therapy to treat chronic conditions. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation. 763-400-4940