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Posted on 03-20-2018

Carpal Tunnel Treatment with our Odessa Chiropractor

Man with carpal tunnel in Odessa

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common disorder among patients we see at The Back Pain Institute of West Texas. Once our chiropractor in Odessa has diagnosed this condition, he creates a customized carpal tunnel treatment plan for each patient. He also provides advice on preventing carpal tunnel pain and other symptoms.

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel?

The symptoms of carpal tunnel occur when something causes the median nerve to compress. This nerve passes from the wrist through the carpal tunnel on the underside of the hand. It is responsible for the ability to feel in the thumb and the fingers except for the pinkie. It also fires impulses to the muscle traveling into the thumb. 

Internal wrist swelling compresses this nerve. Typical hand symptoms are tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness.

Our Odessa chiropractor cites these common carpal tunnel causes:

  • Medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis
  • Retaining fluid during menopause or pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • A wrist fracture or trauma
  • Jobs with repetitive wrist movements

Repetitive motions such as typing and vibrations from power tools can cause the condition to worsen. In addition, females have three times the risk that men do for developing this disorder. 

Treating and Preventing Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel treatment from our chiropractor utilizes natural therapies that avoid medication and surgery. Splinting, manual adjustments, massage, and ergonomic adjustments are typical treatments. According to our chiropractor in Odessa, preventing carpal tunnel is possible with specific lifestyle alternations.

Getting underlying medical conditions under control can lower risk factors. Physical exercises strengthen the wrist and the arm. Being mindful of hand position and avoiding motions that overextend the wrist are important.

Get Help from Our Odessa Chiropractor

Are symptoms of carpal tunnel interfering with your normal activities? Our Odessa chiropractor, Dr. Mark Mehaffey, provides a full range of chiropractic services to meet your needs with natural therapies.

Call us at 432-332-3388 today to make an appointment and start on your path to wellness at The Back Pain Institute of West Texas.

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