Welcome to Upstraight Chiropractic in Greenville, SC
If you are an office worker use a computer for longer than 6 hours a day, you are a prime candidate for Carpal tunnel syndrome. The problem is widespread in the following groups:
Burning and tingling. You will first experience a minor twing or tingle in your fingers. The index and middle fingers are the first fingers to be affected. Pain can radiate upwards to your arm and your shoulder if the symptoms and overuse are present. Numbness. Numbness will occur with muscle overuse and if the burning and tingling are not treated.
Repetitive strain from moving your hand and wrist in the same movements over time. The wrist houses network of muscles, tendons, veins, nervies and arteries. Your median nerve connects your wrist to your hand and moves the thumb. Changes to the tendons and inflammation and overuse leads to pressure buildup which is thought to cut blood supply to the median nerve.
Symptoms usually start in the forearm or hand and may progress through the upper arm to the shoulder and into the paraspinal muscles. These muscles are located along your back next to your spine. The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Treatment for Carpal tunnel is 90% effective using chiro techniques. Treatment using ice and heat therapy will be the first plan of action. We will also prescribe anti-inflammatory medication and compression sleeves for your wrist. Active Release Technique is very effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Leachy has created a treatment that involves repairing soft tissue scarring and muscle shortening with techniques that are specialized and suited for each client. Off-the-Counter wrist balls and weight exercises will also be effective in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Shockwave Therapy is another technique that assists in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Shockwave shoots sound waves into the affected region and speeds up healing by breaking down scar tissue.
We have successfully treated hundreds of cases of carpal tunnel over the past 8 years.
Greenville Upstraight Chiropractic is a leading musculoskeletal treatment center located in Greenville, SC.