Conditions & Treatment

Carpal Tunnel

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Millions of people now suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.   Chiropractic relieves irritation in the spine and extremities and has shown great results in helping Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Your wrist bones (carpal) form a tunnel-like structure (the carpal tunnel). Nine tendons and the median nerve are in this "tunnel".  When the median nerve is irritated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs.

Surgeons 
perform nearly 100,000 Carpal Tunnel Surgeries a year. Recovery from Carpal Tunnel Surgery may take from six months to ten years. The limitations of standard medical care led the late Robert Mendelsohn, M.D., to state, "Since the medical treatment for this condition is so often unsatisfactory, I have for years been recommending that my patients consult experts in muscle and joint therapy such as chiropractors."

Not surprisingly, when 1,000 cases of carpal tunnel syndrome were investigated, it was found that a large number of those suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome also had neck arthritis.

Anyone suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should see a chiropractor 
ensure that his/her spinal column, as well as the wrist bones, is free from nerve pressure between the arms and wrists and the nerves in the neck.  A Chiropractic Adjustment may alleviate the problem so surgery can be avoided.

Call White Chiropractic at 704-799-1416 to see if Chiropractic can help you with your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.





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