Carpal Tunnel Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Pensacola, FL

Electronic devices make information sharing faster than ever. However, they create one unfortunate problem for some users. An increasing number of patients who visit our chiropractor at Scenic Health & Chiropractic in Pensacola has carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, treatment options, such as manual manipulation and physical therapy, can bring relief.

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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Individuals develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of excessive pressure on the median nerve. This nerve extends from the wrist’s carpal tunnel to the hand. Its job is controlling movement and feeling related to the thumb as well as movement of all hand digits except the little finger. Development of this condition causes problems with the use of the hand.

Several factors might cause too much pressure on this nerve.  The most common are median nerve inflammation, wrist injury due to repetitive motions such as using a keyboard or writing, or swelling and carpal tunnel narrowing.

Symptoms for most patients appear gradually. They might experience them while on a computer at work, when driving, or even while sitting at a desk. These are the most frequent signs:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness

Chiropractic care avoids aggressive therapeutic options, such as steroid injections and surgery. It relies on natural, noninvasive treatments such as physical therapy and gentle manipulation of the spine, elbow, and wrist. Without treatment, you might experience permanent hand or thumb damage.

Chiropractic Care Options

The best way to avoid the worst symptoms is obtaining a definitive carpal tunnel diagnosis and chiropractic care as early as possible. Our Pensacola chiropractor will discuss with you about your history and complaints in addition to completing a comprehensive exam at the initial appointment. A consultation might also include the use of X-rays.

Once you receive a diagnosis, our chiropractor goes beyond treating symptoms to find the cause of the problem. Each personalized treatment plan includes one or more natural therapeutic options, such as:

  • Wrist icing
  • Wrist immobilization using splinting
  • Wrist, elbow, or spinal adjustments to correct misalignments
  • Physical therapy to improve functionality
  • Ergonomic alterations or lifestyle changes

Schedule a Consultation with Our Pensacola Chiropractor

Are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome keeping you from the activities you love? Scenic Health & Chiropractic in Pensacola offers natural, noninvasive treatment options that can bring you relief from pain linked to a variety of causes. Our chiropractor, Dr. Blake Fenton, utilizes state-of-the-art chiropractic care and individualized attention to help you and your family achieve optimal wellness. Take a moment today to call us at (850) 438-5900 to schedule a visit and learn how chiropractic can change your life.