Chiropractic Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Administrator 25. January 2012 14:18

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel refers to the tunnel like passageway which connects your forearm to the palm of your hands. It consists of bones, tendons and ligaments. The median nerve is the only nerve which passes though the Carpal Tunnel. The function of this nerve is to receive and supply sensations and movements from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand. The thickening or swelling of irritated tendons causes the median nerve to get compressed or squeeze. This causes tingling, numbness, weakness, inflammation and muscle damage in the hands and fingers. This condition is termed as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

How can Chiropractic care treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The treatment includes the manipulation of the affected area as well as the upper spine. Spinal manipulation generally involves applying manual controlled pressure to a joint. The patient is also advised to give the affected area ample rest, apply cold (ice pack) in order to reduce the inflammation or perform certain exercise. In many cases, wearing a splint or brace is also very helpful.

The Chiropractic treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes the following:

  • Manipulation: Misalignment is one of the main causes of CTS. Chiropractors perform adjustments to correct this misalignment by manipulating the wrist, arm and upper spine with his/her hands or with some devices. They may also treat the other body parts affected by CTS accordingly.
  • Ultrasound therapy: This therapy is mostly used for chronic pain and to promote tissue healing. It can be either thermal or mechanical and uses high-energy or low energy sound (both are out of range of normal human hearing). Chiropractors use a device emitting focused sound waves to that enter the affected issue and relaxes the muscles and reduces the pain.
  • Wrist support: There are certain wrist supports available which provide support and help in the proper alignment of the wrist.

To know more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how chiropractic therapy can help in curing it or for any other query, feel free to visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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How Can Chiropractic Help In Treating Pinched Nerve?

by Administrator 20. January 2012 09:06

Pinched nerve is caused when a nerve or set of nerves is damaged by either compression or stretching of a nerve. Pinched nerve can occur in any part of the body like lower back, wrist, neck, shoulder, legs etc. It causes pain, tingling or numbness in the affected area.  Pinched nerve in lower back is usually caused by a herniated disc, arthritis or bone spurs.

However, a person recovers soon from a pinched nerve (within a few days or weeks) after taking ample rest and treatment. There are various steroids, injections and medications which are said to be helpful in treating the pain. But there are also examples of cases where surgery becomes necessary to treat the pinched nerve. For this reason, it is very necessary to diagnose it in time to prevent any damage or complications later on.

If you or anyone in your family is suffering from a pinched nerve and want to get it treated minus the injections, medications or any kind of surgery, chiropractic care can help you out. Chiropractic basically deals with treating the bio-chemical causes of diseases emerging from the misalignment of spine plus poor posture. The treatment is not only limited to readjustment of spine, but also includes the nutrition to attain a good health.

Chiropractic involves applying force in a particular direction on the affected part of the body. The chiropractors identify the location, direction and then look for the best way to correct the positioning of the nerves. This is either done by hands or with an instrument. It is also said that there are more than forty different ways to adjust the spine. However, this may vary from patient to patient.

Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic is  renowned to provide best, affordable and non-invasive chiropractic care to people in Killeen, Fort Hood and Harker Heights.

To know more about how chiropractic care can treat various body pains, feel free to visit us at Corrective chiropractic and Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. We can also be contacted at 254-698-1600.

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What Is Pain Management?

by Administrator 12. January 2012 11:12

If you are suffering from body pain and are tired of taking several medications, it is high time that you opt for pain management. It is defined as that part of science which deals with the treatment and prevention of body pain.

What are the types of body pain?  Pain is broadly classified into acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is the result of tissue damage and is usually temporary. This pain gradually disappears with time i.e. normal healing takes place. On the other hand chronic pain continues for a longer period of time (more than six months). It may be due to some injury to your back or knee and sometimes even due to ongoing chronic medical problem.

How can pain management help? Pain management can cure almost every kind of pain such as back pain, neck pain, leg pain, shoulder or upper extremity pain, pain from injuries or accidents, post surgical pain, headaches, arthritic pain and many more. Pain management can help you get back to a healthy and quality life. Pain Management has gained a lot of recognition worldwide as it aims at minimizing the pain by using special procedures and latest advances in medicine. It also improves your body functioning and quality of your life.

Pain management basically involves the following steps:

  • Evaluation of pain through a number of diagnostic Tests.
  • Referral to surgeon, if required.
  • Interventional treatment which involves injections or spinal cord stimulation.
  • Physical therapy includes heat/ice packs, ultrasound (passive physical therapy) and stretching, strengthening exercises, pain relief exercises (active physical therapy).
  • Psychiatry and alternative medicine (to provide a complement to your other treatments).

How Corrective Chiropractic can help? The experienced and highly qualified chiropractors at our clinic will help you in relieving acute pain and providing corrective, rehabilitative, or wellness care. After analyzing your medical condition, we impart chiropractic pain management and wellness therapy to relieve patients. Chiropractic therapy is known for providing relief through various manipulation and surgery free treatment procedures.

For any further information or any other queries related to the pain management and its medical implications, and how it can help in preventing various kinds of body pain, feel free to visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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Osteoporosis And Chiropractics

by Administrator 6. January 2012 13:44

The human body builds its bone mass regularly till the age of 35 or so, and the process slows down gradually with age. The skeletal maturity and maximum bone density of a normal human body is reached between the age of 20 and 25. The age-factor makes our body lose more bone mass density than it actually makes.

Usually, men have higher bone density as compared to women which makes women more prone to bone fractures. When the bone mass becomes more fragile and porous with time, the condition is generally is referred to as ‘Osteoporosis’ in medical terms. It is a kind of disease where your body stops making bone mass and the bone tissues become severely delicate and flimsy.

Osteoporosis cannot be detected easily as it has no initial symptoms at early stages. The bone loss cannot be measured unless some specific bone density related tests are conducted. But the advanced cases of osteoporosis can be detected if there is acute back pain, neck pain, loss of height over time, stooped posture or curvature of the spine. Sometimes these symptoms may also indicate an osteoporosis-related injury as well.

Chiropractics generally use non-surgical and natural healing methods to treat and cure the musco-skeletal disorders of the human body. It is a holistic approach to over all health and well-being of the body structure. Chiropractors help you in preventing osteoporosis along with treating an osteoporosis-related injury in a natural way.

Some of the most common chiropractic treatments that are used for curing the osteoporosis include spinal adjustments, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative exercises and counseling about nutrition and dietary supplements. These chiropractic techniques help in increasing the mobility and it makes your bones more strong that prevent fractures.

Several other chiropractic therapies are specifically used for those patients who have osteoporosis related injuries. These therapies include orthopedic support, specific forms of physical therapy, ice therapy, electro-muscle stimulation, et al that helps in further strengthening of the muscles and ligaments that support spine.

For any further information or any other queries related to the Chiropractic therapy and its medical implications, and how it can help in preventing osteoporosis, you can visit at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call at (254) 698-1600.

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