Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Chicago

A study from “Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association” found that chiropractic care is one of the most commonly used types of treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often due to repetitive motion of the hand and wrist which leads to microtraumas. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of strength in the hands. The major nerve affected by carpal tunnel syndrome is the median nerve. When the median nerve is irritated while passing through the bones and ligaments forming the carpal tunnel, the above described symptoms occur. Adjustments of the wrist can help to return the bones of the wrist to their proper position and reduce pressure on the median nerve.

–Brunarksi, D., Kleinberg, B., & Wilkins, K, (2004), Intermittent axial wrist traction as a conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: a case series. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 48(3). 211-216

–Tal-Akabi, A. & Rushton, A. (2000). An investigation to compare the effectiveness of carpal bone mobilization and neurodynamic mobilization as method of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Manual Therapy, 5(4). 214-222

A Sample of Citations from Medical Journals on the Effectiveness of Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel:

“A two-group, randomized, single-blind study compared the effects of chiropractic care with conservative medical care (wrist supports and ibuprofen) among 91 people with CTS. Both groups experienced significant improvement in nerve function, finger sensation, and comfort. The researchers concluded that chiropractic treatment and conservative medical care are equally effective for people with CTS.”

–Davis PT, Hulbert JR, Kassak KM, Meyer JJ. Comparative efficacy of conservative medical and chiropractic treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1998;21(5):317-326.

Dr. Lazarowich understands that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be extremely debilitating and frustrating. Low risk conservative treatment is both safe and effective for treating the symptoms as well as addressing the underlying cause. Call us today and get back to feeling like yourself again.
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