Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic

A lesson from Dr. Dana O’Neil:

Rather than using drugs or surgery to treat symptoms, chiropractic works with the body’s own natural healing abilities to restore optimal health and function. Carpal tunnel relief may seem outside the scope of chiropractic, but it’s actually right up a chiropractor’s alley and it is also something that is very common that many chiropractors treat. The methods most chiropractors use to treat carpal tunnel include manipulation of the wrist, elbow, and upper spine, ultrasound therapy, and wrist supports.

Your chiropractor can use several therapies to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. Manipulation of the wrist and neck, stretching exercises, and soft-tissue release techniques are a few of the options your chiropractor has at their disposal. They will determine which therapies are the most beneficial for you.

Tips for preventing carpal tunnel syndrome:
•Consistently stretch before, during, and after work
•Take regular, frequent breaks
•Wear wrist splints
•Use correct posture ad wrist position
•If you work in an assembly line try to rotate different jobs among other employees
•Have your work area assessed for proper ergonomics