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Basic Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel

We have over a 90% success rate at curing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without surgery!

You're typing away at your desk and suddenly feel a sharp pain in your wrist, shooting into your thumb and hand. You take a small break and stretch your wrists, but it doesn't go away this time. It's quite possible that you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome – a nerve disorder that often strikes people whose occupation requires frequent hand or computers usa
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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful and often debilitating disorder affecting the hands, wrists, shoulders, and neck. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness and tingling in the hands, neck, shoulders, and arm pain. Many sufferers of CTS report increased symptoms at night, making sleep difficult. Advanced stages of carpal tunnel syndrome result in decreased fine dexterity movements of the fingers, such as buttoning a blouse, and reduced grip strength.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, one of the major nerves that supplies the upper extremity, is compressed in the carpal tunnel or the root of the median nerve is compressed in the neck or shoulder.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that press on the median nerve and tendons. Contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist or neck, that cause swelling, such as sprain or fracture; rheumatoid arthritis; mechanical problems of the carpal (wrist) bones; work stress; repeated use of vibrating hand tools; fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed?
By the time you feel the symptoms (numbness, pins and needles, loss of grip strength) it usually means that the median nerve is under compression in the wrist, or at the nerve root level in the neck. The first order of business is to schedule an appointment with a doctor who treats carpal tunnel syndrome and can tell you if the problem is in your wrist or in the neck & shoulder. I treat these types of patients every day and can help you figure out the true cause of your symptoms.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?
Chiropractic and physical therapy can quickly and safely ease your pain and discomfort.

There are special therapies than can keep you working while you are healing.  It is also less risky than drugs or surgery also with less down time. As doctor of chiropractic, I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of carpal tunnel. After a thorough chiropractic examination I determine which part of the body or spine is not functioning properly. Only after the examination and required imaging studies can I tell you if I can help you or not.

At Johnson Chriopractic, we offer a variety of gentle, safe, and natural approaches to help relieve your pain and get you back to living a normal life. We accept most insurance plans and have treated hundreds of patients.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to see if our treatments may be able to help you please give our office a call at (801) 444-1002.