Repetitive stress injury causes carpal tunnel syndrome, and many industrial workers and office employees suffer from this type of injury. The continuous stress could be caused by repetitive motion like working on an assembly line or by typing.
A Vital Solution
The sheer repetition of the same motion over a long period causes the strain and injury. The best chance for quick and full recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome is early diagnosis and proper chiropractic treatment. Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC will first diagnose a repetitive stress injury by physical examination and taking x-rays.
Usually, chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome will include manipulation of the affected joint such as the elbow and wrist, and of the upper spine. In many cases, spinal misalignment is known to contribute to symptoms of repetitive stress injury. The chiropractor will perform spinal manipulation to align the spine correctly. This is usually done manually by applying controlled pressure on the joints. Same type of manipulations is done for the arm and wrist as well.
Making You Healthy Again
Ultrasound therapy is also used extensively for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. The chiropractor uses a device that emits focused sound waves that are high or low energy waves falling outside the range of human hearing. These waves penetrate deep within the body tissues and reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and relax muscles.
For preventing carpal tunnel syndrome or for treating an early-diagnosed condition, use of wrist supports is quite effective. The support will keep the wrist in the intended alignment, which certainly reduces the risk of strain and injury.
Chiropractic is the best option for treating carpal tunnel syndrome, as it is non-invasive and natural form of treatment compared to surgery and taking medications. Many studies have shown that chiropractic is as effective as any allopathic treatment and that too without any side effects.
However, the length and type of treatment will absolutely vary between individuals, depending on the severity and the parts affected by the repetitive stress. Even in chronic cases, chiropractic treatment has sufficiently helped patients in reducing pain and maintaining mobility of the joints.
Working with Your Body
Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC focuses on the structure of the body, especially the spine, and its relative functions. Most problems are caused by spinal misalignments, and they can be corrected with chiropractic manipulations. Secondly, the chiropractor will mainly aim to stimulate the body’s natural capacity to heal itself, and therefore it is considered the most natural form of treatment.