Carpal Tunnel Pain

We address carpal tunnel pain through a series of structural corrective adjustments that work to treat the source of your discomfort.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Expertise - Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal Tunnel Pain

We address carpal tunnel pain through a series of structural corrective adjustments that work to treat the source of your discomfort.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Expertise - Carpal Tunnel Pain

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Miami, Queensland

Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel pain is a common musculoskeletal issue that frequently occurs as a result of excessive pressure on the wrists from repetitive wrist use, poor wrist placement and hereditary factors, among other causes. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway inside the wrist through which the median nerve travels from the upper cervical spine (the neck) to the hand. When the carpal tunnel narrows due to excessive pressure and inflammation, it compresses the median nerve where it travels through the wrist. This compression generates feelings of pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist, hand and fingers.

At Revolution Chiropractic, we aim to address carpal tunnel pain through a series of structural corrective adjustments that work to treat the source of your discomfort rather than temporarily alleviating the symptoms. Unlike traditional chiropractic care, at our Miami, Queensland clinic, we take the time to gain a deep understanding of your Neuromusculoskeletal structure. In doing so, we can locate and correct the abnormal structural shifts that are the root cause of the pain you experience.

What to Expect With Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Pain

At Revolution Chiropractic, the first step in treating carpal tunnel pain is a comprehensive neurostructural examination. During your exam, Dr. Mark Illguth will take you through a series of advanced imaging techniques and movement assessments to gain a deep understanding of your structural physiology. You’ll also discuss your daily habits and history, along with any questions and concerns you have regarding treatment.

After your comprehensive exam, the doctor will formulate a custom plan of treatment designed to progressively correct existing structural abnormalities based on the results of your evaluation. He’ll then review his findings with you during your follow-up appointment and discuss your recommended treatment schedule.

Throughout treatment, you’ll attend scheduled visits during which the doctor will perform ongoing analysis of your musculoskeletal system and make the required corrections. After your corrective session, you’ll then perform a series of rehabilitative exercises designed to restore healthy functioning.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Pain

If you struggle with carpal tunnel pain, structural corrective chiropractic care can offer the following benefits:

Pain Relief by Restored Function
Through gentle corrections to your spine and other remedial techniques, we relieve pressure on the median nerve that travels from your upper spine through your arm and into your hand. This reduction in pressure releases the nerve compression that generates the painful and irritating symptoms associated with carpal tunnel dysfunction.

Improved Function of the Hand
Carpal tunnel pain can reduce your ability to move your affected hand because the condition stems from compression of the nerves that control your hand. When abnormal structural shifts compromise the nerves that travel from the neck to the hand, you may experience pain, tingling, numbness and weakness that make using your fingers, hand and wrist difficult and uncomfortable. As we restore healthy spinal alignment, we relieve pressure on your affected nerves, which stimulates increased signaling and, consequently, improved hand function.

Mobility Improvements
When carpal tunnel affects one of the wrists, very frequently, there is a corresponding reduction in the neck’s range of motion on the affected side. Corrective adjustments work to re-establish normal spinal alignment, which not only improves neck mobility but also improves mobility of the wrist and hand.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms That Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Carpal tunnel pain is associated with a range of problematic symptoms that respond very well to corrective chiropractic care, including:

  • Pain in the wrist, thumb or fingers
  • Numbness of the hand, wrist or arm
  • Pain that travels up the arm
  • Neck pain and mobility loss
  • Weakness of the arm, wrist or hand
  • Swollen or inflamed arm, wrist, or fingers
  • Intermittent nerve impulses that affect your thumb or fingers
  • Partial loss of hand function

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals who must perform repetitive wrist, hand and finger movements as part of their daily occupations are typically at a higher risk for developing carpal tunnel pain. Examples of such occupations include office workers, typists, musicians, construction workers, manufacturing workers, athletes and musicians, among others. Those with a genetically narrow carpal tunnel structure are also more likely to develop pain and mobility issues.

Generally, no. Unless carpal tunnel pain is acknowledged and diagnosed in its very early stages and allowed adequate time for complete rest, the condition almost always progresses. This is due in large part to the repetitive nature of many sufferers’ professional occupations, from which they typically cannot take complete rest. If carpal tunnel pain is left to progress untreated, it can result in permanent nerve and muscle damage.