Dr. Naenifard sees a lot of people troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Fairmount Heights chiropractic practice. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it’s really a condition that arises from the nerves–and not just the nerves in your hands.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects’ neck range of motion, the doctors discovered that the patients had reduced cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, they also found that the level of the women’s reported carpal tunnel pain was connected to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less mobility in the neck area, the greater the level of pain.
This study is very important, as you cannot successfully address a condition until you fully understand its source. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.
We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Carpal Tunnel
If you have carpal tunnel pain, call our Fairmount Heights office and ask how Dr. Naenifard can help you get relief!
De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.