If you suffer from pain, tingling or numbness in your wrist, arm or hands you may be experiencing the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS as it is commonly called. Unfortunately, by the time you begin to experience pain and tingling, the condition typically becomes worse, and if left untreated, permanent nerve damage can occur.
Fortunately, though, this painful condition responds well when diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that interferes with normal use of the hand. The condition occurs as the result of too much pressure being placed on nerve in the wrist. The position of the spinal bones and range of motion are often affected, placing pressure on the nerves that cause the symptoms of CS in the arm, neck and hands.
The nerves that control your arms, hands and fingers exit the spinal cord via several openings between the numerous bones in the lower neck. From your spinal cord, the nerves travel out your neck, down your arm, through the carpal (wrist) tunnel and into your fingers. When the nerves become pinched, you will experience pain, burning, numbness or tingling. The symptoms can spread to all five fingers from the middle and index fingers, and in extreme cases, up the arm.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Longmont
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be extremely painful and have a detrimental effect on your life, but with early diagnosis and early treatment, it is highly treatable. When you visit Left Have Chiropractic Center for carpal tunnel treatment in Longmont, we will begin by accurately diagnosing your condition. Though physical and chiropractic examinations, x-rays and a through consultation, we will work to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and exactly where the pain is stemming from.
Once we have reached a diagnosis and determined the cause for your CTS, we will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will go beyond alleviating your symptoms and actually treat the underlying problem.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be very serious when left untreated and, in time, can lead to permanent nerve damage. If you are experiencing regular pain or tingling in your hand, wrist or arm, nerve damage could already be present, and it is crucial to seek treatment right away.
To schedule a consultation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Longmont, call 303-651-7003 to make an appointment with your Longmont chiropractors, Drs. Drew and Christine Illman of Left Hand Chiropractic Center.