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Carpal tunnel syndrome has become one of the most widespread occupational health problems. It affects millions of people a year, and with our growing reliance on computers there seems to be no end in sight. As a leading chiropractor in Little Rock, Arkansas, Faulkenberry Chiropractic specializes in treating patients of all ages with carpal tunnel syndrome.
The syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can be caused by an injury or sustained use from common activities like typing, chopping, hammering, or even pushing. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome range from wrist pain, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort.
There are many different ways to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. A chiropractic adjustment to the affected area is an extremely effective solution. In some cases, a misalignment in either the back of your neck can cause this condition, and chiropractic manipulation of the neck and/or spine can also serve as an effective treatment option. These chiropractic treatments, along, with physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises, can in most cases effectively alleviate and eventually eliminate the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.