“But That’s Not Where It Hurts!”
When Burlington patients make their first appointment at our office, it’s usually because they’re dealing with some sort of pain or dysfunction, whether it’s headaches, back pain, shoulder dysfunction, knee pain or any number of conditions.
They usually expect us to focus treatment directly at the area they’re feeling the pain, but they’re often surprised to find that other regions need to addressed as well. For example, the leg pain experienced with sciatica is often caused by misalignments in the low back and pelvis. Likewise, tension headaches are usually caused by nerve or blood vessel irritation in the upper neck.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Similarly, the Burlington patients seeking treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome we see at Wellness Way Chiropractic are usually experiencing a disorder with multiple causes: misalignment of the joints in the wrist causing compression of the medial nerve in combination with impingement of nerves in the neck or shoulder. This condition is termed Double Crush Syndrome, a diagnosis often used interchangeably with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is named after the eight carpal bones in the wrist that form a narrow “tunnel” that allows the median nerve to supply the hand with innervation. This tunnel can be compromised by an acute or chronic injury to the wrist that affects the positioning of the carpals and causes compression on the median nerve. In most instances of clinical carpal tunnel syndrome, however, a secondary compression of these nerves due to alignment issues in the neck or shoulder turns a minor irritation into the numbness, swelling, loss of hand strength and shooting pain that Burlington carpal tunnel syndrome patients experience.
Chiropractic Treatment For Burlington Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients
At Wellness Way Chiropractic, Burlington chiropractor Dr. Linsay Way makes it her mission to locate and correct the source of the nerve impingement wherever it’s present. We correct the cause of the problem with specific chiropractic adjustments, exercises and behavior modifications, resolving the nerve compression and eliminating the source of the problem permanently instead of simply covering up the symptoms. Avoid becoming one of the nearly 500,000 surgical carpal tunnel syndrome treatments performed each year in Canada, utilize chiropractic as your first line of defense!
Gentle, low-force chiropractic care at Wellness Way Chiropractic offers Burlington carpal tunnel syndrome patients an effective and drugless means of preventing, decreasing, and in many cases eliminating the cause of their pain. If you’re in the Burlington area and suffering with carpal tunnel pain, we’d love to help. To make an appointment at Wellness Way Chiropractic, call 289-337-1657 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.