People with carpal tunnel syndrome lose an average of $30,000 over their lifetime due to medical expenses and lost work time. If you suffer from CTS, you know that the symptoms – numbness, tingling, burning, strength loss – can significantly impact many areas of your life. These symptoms often develop due to work injuries from repetitive motions like typing or working on an assembly line.
Chiropractic treatments offer a drug-free, noninvasive option for alleviating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The conventional treatment offered to many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Unfortunately, these medications have side effects, and may interfere with other medications. Another option is a cortisone injection to relieve inflammation and pain around the nerve. However, the effects do not last long, which means repeated injections.
Usually, for patients whose symptoms do not improve with NSAIDs or cortisone shots, surgery is recommended. During this procedure, the ligament running through the carpal tunnel is cut to alleviate pressure on the nerve. This surgery can be expensive – up to $10,000 per hand – and is not effective for all patients.
In contrast, the chiropractic approach involves a professional using his or her hands to physically adjust the joints and surrounding tissue, taking pressure off the nerve in a natural, non-invasive manner. Your Beaverton chiropractors can also treat nerve pressure caused by misalignment in the neck or back. Such treatments do not involve drugs and have no side effects.
Chiropractic treatments for CTS are non-invasive. They do not require a single incision. According to one study, patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who received nine weeks of chiropractic care reported significant improvements in finger sensation, comfort, and function.
Are you suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome in Beaverton, OR? Our Aloha & Beaverton chiropractors are available to treat your symptoms. Contact Oregon Medical Centers today to find out how chiropractic treatments can help alleviate your carpal tunnel syndrome.
Davis PT, Hulbert JR, Kassak KM, Meyer JJ. Comparative efficacy of conservative medical and chiropractic treatments for carpal tunnel