Edmond Chiropractor: Providing pain relief
When patients think of an Edmond chiropractor and what they do, it is often misrepresented. A lot of people just think Edmond chiropractors treat back and neck problems, but there are many ways that chiropractic care can heal the body. With the techniques used by an Edmond chiropractor, you could begin to feel relief from carpal tunnel. If you’re one of the hundreds of people suffering from carpal tunnel and you would rather have noninvasive relief from the pain rather than opting for surgery right away, then our Edmond chiropractors just might be your answer!
A lot of college students, arthritis patients or business men and women have carpal tunnel syndrome which leaves them with numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in their hands. From your forearm to your hand there are the median nerve and several tendons. The painful or tingling sensations are caused by pressure being placed on the median nerve in your wrist. The bones shifting around can cause swelling in the tendons which brings on the pain in wrists and hands.
You may notice the symptoms in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. The little finger is controlled by a different nerve, thus is not included in the symptoms. If you have mild symptoms you can take precautions at home, as well as getting adjusted by an Edmond chiropractor. Some simple steps you can take to help yourself at home are:
• Use an ice pack for 10-15 minutes 1 or 2 times an hour
• Wear a wrist brace at night to take pressure off of your median nerve
• Rest wrist/hands in between strenuous activities
• Don’t smoke
• Maintain a healthy weight
For more serious symptoms, following your doctor’s advice may be the best route as you may have more underlying issues.
Either way, an Edmond chiropractor may be your ticket to getting some relief, today! Give us a call at 405-285-7325 to book your appointment.