Hello again. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist, a Certified Posture Expert and a Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.
Today we are going to learn how postural correction can help carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is characterized by pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb and fingers, a burning sensation that travels up the arm, wrist pain at night that can interfere with sleep and weakness in the hand muscles.
This most commonly manifests as a loss of grip strength in the hands.
CTS is very common in people who use their hands a lot. Computer workers and people who use hand-tools especially.
We have learned previously that postural distortions in Posture Quadrant 1 (forward head posture) and Posture Quadrant 2 (hump back) will compress on the nerves in the spine that go down the arm and into the wrist, hands and fingers causing CTS.
It is the median nerve specifically that is compressed.
Another thing that you need to know is when the little bones (carpal bones) in the wrist are misaligned – and this can easily happen with repetitive use – the carpal tunnel itself can become smaller compressing on the median nerve in the wrist.
A study published in 2018 showed that chiropractic treatment of the wrist itself can actually open up the carpal tunnel and give the median nerve more breathing room.
So, chiropractic treatment to correct one’s posture distortions in the spine and to correct the alignment of the carpal bones in the wrist is the perfect choice for non-surgical CTS care.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations here at Life Chiropractic Centre are always free of charge. These include a detailed postural analysis.
We offer these to the residents of Burlington as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington, Ontario is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember too that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
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