Back Pain Chiropractic sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Texarkana chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Recent research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the doctors found that the women had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
Furthermore, they also found that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was connected to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less flexibility in the neck area, the higher the level of pain.
This study is very important, as you cannot effectively treat a condition until you fully understand its cause. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Texarkana location and ask how Back Pain Chiropractic can help you get relief!
De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.
Dr. Venita takes great pride in helping patients of all ages experience hope and healing through excellent chiropractic care. Her compassionate manner, combined with her extensive skill set, continues to draw patients to the clinic. If for some reason, we are not the right fit, we will help lead you to someone that can provide care to your needs.