The median nerve enters the hand through a tunnel-like part of the body called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is normally very narrow to begin with, so any swelling or inflammation in the area can put pressure on the median nerve, causing pain and numbness. The resulting condition is carpal tunnel syndrome, and chiropractic care has been shown to be the most effective treatment for such a condition. Dr. Browner and his staff have had years of experience in treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, and they can provide you with the relief that you need, as well.
The causes of carpal tunnel can be varied. In many instances, the irritation is the result of using the hand in a particular manner over a period of time, similar to a repetitive stress injury. However, there are other contributing factors, as well. Carpal tunnel tends to run in families because the tunnel is simply smaller in some people, and that narrowness tends to be genetically determined. Age can also play a role, as can gender, since women suffer more from the syndrome than men, perhaps because of a narrower tunnel. Other medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, and thyroid issues can also lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you have experienced inexplicable numbness and/or pain in one or both hands, wrists, or extended elbows, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel. The earlier that treatment is begun, the more successful it will likely be. Dr. Browner can devise a treatment plan for you that will not only relieve your pain symptoms but will also address the underlying cause of those symptoms. Non-invasive chiropractic care is extremely effective in dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, even when other doctors have recommended surgery. Often, what patients are suffering from is not carpal tunnel, per se, but a neck misalignment or spinal issue that is causing the problem. Regardless, Dr. Browner can help you with all-natural therapies and chiropractic adjustments. Several therapies have been particularly successful in addressing carpal tunnel issues. Included among these are:
Dr. Marc Browner has served the South Florida area as a chiropractor for over 19 years. With offices in Naples (iChiropractic and Wellness), and Weston (Windmill Chiropractic), Dr. Browner and brings professional chiropractic care to you using the latest technology and techniques. To begin your journey to wellness and/or to find respite from pain, contact Dr. Browner for chiropractic care at (Naples Office) 239.300.1756, or 954.217.4881 (Weston office). If you prefer, you can fill out the easy online form and Dr. Browner’s office will contact you.