Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 23. June 2017 08:04

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition characterized by numbing or tingling sensation in the hand due to excessive strain on the median nerve situated in the wrist. The median nerve along with multiple tendons passes through the forearm up to the wrist inside a small place known as carpal tunnel. The main function of the median nerve is to control the movement and sensation in the thumb and first three fingers.

If left untreated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause permanent damage to the hand or thumb. One of the most effective forms of treatment, chiropractic care can significantly provide relief from the symptoms of the condition. The method of treatment includes gentle manipulation of the wrist, elbow and cervical spine.

Causes

  • Pressure on the median nerve due to inflammation
  • Misalignment of the spine
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Diabetes or Hypothyroidism
  • Repetitive hand movements with the wrist bent down
  • Fluid retention during pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Fracture or sudden trauma in the wrist

Symptoms

  • Numbness in the thumb and first three fingers
  • Pain or burning sensation that extends up to the arm
  • Wrist pain that becomes severe at night
  • Weakness in hand muscles

Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chiropractic treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is aimed at addressing the issues that have arisen in the wrist and elbow. The chiropractor also focuses on the adjustments of the upper spine
  • Improper alignment of the spine is corrected
  • The patient may be advised to give complete rest to the affected arm
  • The chiropractor uses multiple therapeutic approaches such as spinal adjustment and trigger point therapy to reduce the symptoms of the condition
  • Soft tissue treatments may also be utilized to release muscle tension and remove adhesions that may be intruding the nerves
  • Certain exercises may be prescribed by the doctor to regain normal range of motion
  • The stiffness and tension in the wrist may also minimized to a great extent
  • In case there is loss of strength in the thumb muscles, chiropractic care can help in regaining strength
  • Daily activity modifications may be suggested by the doctor to ensure the problem does not return

Advantages Of Chiropractic Care For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Being a non-invasive form of treatment, chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome improves the symptoms without causing any discomfort to the patient
  • No medications are used during the treatment due to which the patient does not have to suffer any side-effects

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Pediatric Chiropractic For Acid Reflux

by Administrator 19. June 2017 13:49

Acid Reflux is a condition commonly seen in babies, specifically in the first few months after birth. It occurs when the contents of the stomach pass into the esophagus. In most cases, the condition is caused due to certain underlying health conditions. Chiropractic care is known to be one of the best treatment methods to control the symptoms associated with Acid Reflux.

Causes:

  • Vertebral misalignment
  • Injury in the lining of the esophagus
  • Allergic gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Narrowing or blockage in the esophagus

Symptoms:

  • Frequently interrupted sleep
  • Excessive intestinal gas
  • Torticollis
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Excessive crying
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for Acid Reflux aims at removing nerve interference that is caused by subluxations in the spine present since birth. When the spine does not function properly, the spinal nerves feel the stress. This interferes with the body’s ability to carry important information to the brain through the central nervous system.

  • For treatment of Acid Reflux, the chiropractor will first hold the infant in his arms to check the length of the spine
  • He will diagnose the misaligned areas in the spine
  • The neck will then be examined to feel the vagus nerve that goes up to the stomach
  • If the neck is out of alignment, there is a possibility that the vagus nerve is under stress and is not functioning adequately.
  • This can make the stomach receive incorrect information from the brain thereby causing Acid Reflux
  • The chiropractor will apply very gentle pressure to correct the misalignment in the spine
  • Apart from this, nursing mothers are also advised to make certain changes in their diet so that the baby gets rid of Acid Reflux symptoms
  • Advantages Of Pediatric Chiropractic For Acid Reflux:
  • Chiropractic care is a safe mode of treatment as it is drug-free and completely non-invasive. It is effective and the patient does not require to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • Since the chiropractic technique is modified according to the child’s size and weight, it is a completely safe procedure
  • Apart from Acid Reflux, chiropractic care helps to treat other health conditions in infants such as ear infections, sleep problems, nursing difficulties etc.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer complete treatment for Acid Reflux and other pediatric conditions. For an appointment, call us at (254) 698 -1600.

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