Do you play piano, a lot of golf or tennis, or type a lot? If you have a job or hobby that requires repetitive motion of the fingers, hands, or wrists, you may suffer from carpal tunnel. These repeated movements are what can lead to carpal tunnel, which can be a painful and frustrating issue. Other health issues such as hypothyroidism, arthritis, or diabetes can also cause carpal tunnel. But carpal tunnel doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love or living your best life. With the help of a Bozeman chiropractor, you can find relief from the frustrating symptoms and pain.
Most of the time, carpal tunnel is associated with an onset of weakness and pain in the wrist. It can also cause numbness or a tingling sensation. These signs and symptoms are often caused by inflammation of the median nerve, which runs through the wrist and up the arm. While anti-inflammatories can help reduce pain, they only provide temporary relief. Long-lasting relief can be found through regular chiropractic visits, and Dr. Cary Gentry can help.
Misalignments of the musculoskeletal system can lead to pain and dysfunction within the body. When any part of the body is out of alignment and unbalanced, it can affect the brain’s ability to communicate with other parts of the body. The spine and the brain form the central nervous system that is responsible for controlling nerve communication throughout the body. Any type of interference will cause chaos that manifests itself in unwanted side effects such as inflammation, weakness, or pain. In fact, spinal misalignments can also be at the root of hypothyroidism, increased arthritis pain, diabetes, and more. Restoring alignment to the central nervous system will help restore health, thus reducing carpal tunnel pain at the source. Gentle chiropractic adjustments of the spine and wrist can restore proper alignment and nerve communication so that the body can function optimally once again. Addressing nerve interference is one of the best ways to reduce inflammation which can, in turn, alleviate carpal tunnel discomfort.
While chiropractic care and wrist pain may seem unrelated, when you understand the important role of the central nervous system for overall health and wellness, you will see how chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Cary Gentry can go a long way in providing carpal tunnel relief. In fact, many others have found such relief through regular chiropractic care. In one case study, a 42-year-old woman experienced all the classic signs of carpal tunnel, such as numbness, tingling, and pain in her right hand and wrist. After four weeks of chiropractic care that focused on her elbow, wrist, and hand, her symptoms were completely eradicated. Another case study followed 60 people with carpal tunnel symptoms. All 60 found relief through chiropractic care! If you are struggling with the discomfort that comes with carpal tunnel syndrome, find relief through chiropractic care. Contact Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic today.
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