Posted on April 21, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem, especially now that people are working on computers and their phones more frequently. Many patients diagnosed with it jump to surgery to “open up” the transverse carpal ligament, or the “floor” of the tunnel, so it’s able to move more freely and reduce the pressure. Which is essentially the goal for any type of treatment regardless of surgery.
We also recommend trying a non-surgical approach to any type of treatment first because surgeries can cause complications, the effects can only be partial; however, there is an average of 30% grip strength loss following the surgery according to an article written by Dr. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO in Modern Physician.
Our office has chiropractors in Tacoma that are specifically trained on extremity care, such as your wrist/hands. We use specific techniques that mobilizes the bones of the wrist, and breaks up scar tissue which can achieve the same “opening” goal that surgery has. Additionally, depending on how severe your case is, we can assist in showing you how to appropriately tape your wrist to better hold the adjustment, discuss the proper ways to wear a night splint, or identify what the root cause is and if there are other nerves that could be causing similar pain that appears as CTS.
We realize that you might have plenty of options to choose from, so we thank you for trusting our doctors with your care and referring your loved ones in. Contact Accident & Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA at (253) 215-8350 today.