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TREATING CARPAL TUNNEL NATURALLY IN ATHENS, PA

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

True Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Athens is a painful condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed as it travels through the wrist.

The median nerve provides feeling/sensation to the palm side of the thumb and to the index, middle, and part of the ring fingers.  It also controls some small muscles at the base of the thumb.


CAUSES OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

The pain experienced with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a result of the swelling and misalignment of tissues and bone which then press on the nerve caused by:

  • Old wrist injuries
  • Occupations that involve long term use of vibrating instruments
  • Repetitive use of the hands and wrists
  • Metabolic disorders involving the thyroid or pituitary gland
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Nerve irritation stemming from the spine (MOST COMMON)

SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL

The following are symptoms of Carpal Tunnel that can affect the arm, forearm, wrist, and the first three fingers and thumb of the hand:

  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • A sensation of swelling in the hand even when no swelling is present
  • Weakness in the hand
  • Difficulty picking up small objects

WHO IS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

  • Women are three times more likely than men
  • Assembly line workers
  • Crafters, sewing, and knitting
  • Carpenters
  • Meat, poultry or fish packers/cleaners
  • Data-entry personnel
  • Persons with diabetes or other metabolic disorders

TRADITIONAL TREATMENT OF CARPAL TUNNEL

Carpal Tunnel treatment has been limited to surgical decompression, physiotherapy, prescription medicines, and bracing. Due to the fact that these options often fail to deal with the underlying problem, they may only provide short-term relief and, at times, can prove completely ineffective.


AT HORN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC WE APPROACH CARPAL TUNNEL DIFFERENTLY

  • We start with a thorough evaluation which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to rule out all possible causes of your wrist and hand pain.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments.
  • We x-ray to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment necessary.

HOW WE TREAT CARPAL TUNNEL:

  • Specific chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves
  • Specialized myofascial techniques to address tension in the musculature of your neck, arms, wrist, and hand.
  • Cervical Decompression to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the head and neck that radiate to the wrist and hand.
  • Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to reduce the pain and inflammation in the hand and wrist

WE FIX CARPAL TUNNEL NATURALLY. CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE. 

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009

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