Patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically complain of numbness, tingling and weakness in one or both hands. This condition is most commonly associated with people who are constantly using a computer. Typing is a motion that, when performed repetitively and combined with poor posture can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerves in the fingertips travel from the neck, down the arm and through the wrist where they supply each individual finger. When the discomfort is left untreated the symptoms can worsen and begin to take a toll on everyday activates including work, school, sports and daily functions. As it progresses carpal tunnel syndrome can begin to affect more aspects of your life such as difficulty with handwriting or picking up lighter objects, like mugs.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
- Tingling or numbness
- Pain in wrist of hand
- Weakness in wrist, hand and/or fingers
When someone is experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, it is important to not only look at the wrist and hand but also the neck, shoulder and elbow because of the path the nerve follows. Unfortunately, carpal tunnel is often misdiagnosed. Many doctors jump to the conclusion that pain below the elbow is carpal tunnel syndrome when in fact these problems are more often caused by nerve irritation in the neck, elbow or wrist. The doctors at Thrive for Life are trained to recognize and find the true cause of the nerve related pain that is being experienced.
How We Can Help
We use state-of-the-art scanning technology to measure nervous system function and progress throughout a patients care. This scanning technology allows use to see what root causes are contributing to the patients symptoms. The scans are done during the first visit for every patient as well as at the end of treatment plans to compare and demonstrate changes that were made during their care. In addition, the initial consultation includes a detailed history and chiropractic examination. The history includes any past illnesses or problems experienced, the details of the current complaint, and social and family health. During the chiropractic examination a series of tests are performed for specific areas of the body; including the spine and any extremities deemed necessary by one of our chiropractors.
Our chiropractors use specialized techniques with an emphasis on SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique). Other techniques include Diversified, Gonstead and CMRT (Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique). Our doctors also have a background in soft tissue techniques (massage therapy) and training in fascial movement taping. Our client demographic is very diverse including families, pregnant women, infants/toddlers and athletes of all ages. Our athletes vary from young athletes, weekend warriors, college athletes and professional competing athletes.