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A Holistic Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Understanding, Treatment, and Recovery

wrist-pain-sq-400Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent condition, often linked to repetitive motions like typing, texting, or assembly line work. While the symptoms manifest in the wrist, the root cause may lie in dysfunctional joints across the upper body. At Body & Spine Solutions in Miller Place, Sound Beach, and Mt. Sinai NY, we offer a natural approach to alleviate CTS discomfort and promote long-term wellness.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. This compression leads to symptoms like tingling, numbness, or weakness in the hand and fingers. While repetitive motions exacerbate the condition, underlying joint dysfunction in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist can also contribute to its development.

Our Natural Approach

At Body & Spine Solutions, we prioritize a holistic approach to CTS treatment. Through gentle chiropractic care, we address not only the problematic wrist and elbow but also perform adjustments on the upper spine to correct underlying joint dysfunction. Additionally, we may recommend rest, cold therapy to reduce inflammation, specific exercises, and the use of splints or braces to immobilize the affected area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I wear a wrist brace for my CTS?

While a wrist brace may offer temporary relief by immobilizing the wrist, it doesn’t address the root cause of CTS, which often involves dysfunctional joints in the upper body. Chiropractic care targets these underlying issues to provide lasting relief.

How many visits will I need?

The number of visits required varies depending on the severity of your condition and individual response to treatment. While some patients experience improvement after a single visit, others may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.

I’ve previously had surgery for my CTS; can chiropractic still benefit me?

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for individuals who have undergone CTS surgery, as it aims to restore proper joint function and alleviate associated symptoms. We recommend exploring chiropractic treatment before opting for surgery, as it offers a non-invasive alternative with the potential for significant improvement.

Specific Techniques for CTS Treatment

Our chiropractic techniques for CTS treatment focus on restoring proper joint alignment and function. These may include:

  • Spinal adjustments to correct misalignments in the upper spine, which can alleviate pressure on the median nerve.
  • Joint mobilization techniques to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
  • Soft tissue therapy to reduce muscle tension and alleviate compression on the median nerve.
  • Postural corrections and ergonomic recommendations to prevent further strain on the wrist and upper body.

Duration of Treatment and Recovery

The timeline for CTS treatment and recovery varies for each individual. While some patients may experience immediate relief following chiropractic care, others may require several weeks or months of treatment to achieve lasting results. Consistency with recommended treatments, as well as lifestyle modifications to reduce repetitive strain, can significantly impact the speed and success of recovery.

Impacting Daily Life or Living Free

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can significantly impact daily life, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent source of discomfort. At Body & Spine Solutions, our natural approach to CTS treatment addresses not only the symptoms but also the underlying joint dysfunction contributing to the condition. If you’re struggling with CTS, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our experienced chiropractic team. Let us help you regain control of your wrist health and overall well-being.



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Miller Place, Sound Beach, Mt. Sinai NY | (631) 675-2910