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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist, alongside the flexor tendons of the hand. It may be caused by repetitive movements over a long period, or by fluid retention, and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning.
These are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and the agitator is typically a computer job, but I wish it were as easy as cutting the transverse ligament and ‘all is well’.
First, let’s discuss what carpal tunnel is not. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are very specific to the median nerve, so often times the symptoms people experience are vastly different but lumped into this category and then there is a misdiagnosis.
In the chain of command, the cervical spine (neck), shoulder, elbow, and wrist bones themselves are usually players. If the hand was operating by its own cognizance, we could isolate the problem there, but it is much to complicated. In fact, if you could trace back this chain of command you could find that the body has a full radiculopathy. This means that the brain runs down the cord past the discs through the nerves, past all the previous landmarks to your hand. It is a posture/movement issue, nearly all of the time.
Even if you diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome with the more common thoracic outlet syndrome, the cause is the same. The body needs realigned, reset new posture, and proper movement.
When Be Well Chiropractic treats carpal tunnel syndrome we adjust the entire chain of command. Likely, there are a wide variety of specific stretches that can and should be done daily. You have to understand. Surgery will provide temporary space and relief and a brace will pump back the lymph fluid as long as you wear it, but scar tissue will form. And if you keep the same job, your mechanics wouldn’t have changed. This is an issue that needs retraining and serious work to get resolved.
The swelling: Anywhere there is compression of nerves, arteries, and veins, you will get stagnation in the lymph fluid and swelling. Adjusting the wrist, especially the lunate bone Will bring back better movement. Kinesiotape and flexor muscle stripping are also options to go along with the adjustment.
Correcting carpal tunnel syndrome the natural and chiropractic way has long term benefits. Your carpal tunnel is a red flag for the entire chain of bio mechanics that needs to be corrected for resolution of this problem and a good long career or life using your hands!
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At Be Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach and to live a better quality of life. Call Mason at BE Well Chiropractic Franklin TN and BE Well Chiropractic Spring Hill TN: 615-302-2798. Dr. Gregory Hutti and Dr. Janelle Hutti are here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”