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Managing Carpal Tunnel with Chiropractic Care in Herndon, VA
Discomfort in the hands and wrists impact your lifestyle and situation. When the discomfort persists, it requires evaluation and care to reduce the pain. In certain cases, individuals develop carpal tunnel syndrome and require assistance from appropriate professionals to accomplish personal goals and encourage healing processes. For more information contact RxWellness Spine & Health at 703-904-9666. We treat carpal tunnel syndrome in Herndon, Reston, Sterling, Chantilly and the surrounding VA areas.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to problems in the hand that stem from pressure or compression on the median nerve. Since the nerve runs through the forearm and to the hand through a small space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, a situation that causes pressure on the nerve from the small space or from any area along the same nerve is named after the area of the wrist.
The condition leads to concerns about medical treatments, but it is not usually necessary to take harsh measures to treat and manage the condition. At RxWellness Spine & Health we will provide you with the appropriate tools based on the severity of your symptoms and the situation. We provide services at our clinic in Herndon, Virginia and serve the surrounding areas of Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. We provide the tools individuals need to recover from the condition and start the healing process.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The symptoms of the condition depend on the severity of the pressure and compression on the nerve. Generally, individuals notice persistent numbness or tingling in the thumb and first three fingers on the hand.
Other symptoms of the condition include:
- Weakness in the hand, which leads to dropping objects
- Numbness and tingling that comes and goes
- Persistent numbness
In most cases, the symptoms start with mild numbness and tingling that comes and goes with specific situations. For example, feeling a numbing sensation while holding a steering wheel on a vehicle or a phone are signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. Over time, the symptoms worsen and some individuals notice weakness in their hands that results in dropping objects. In certain situations, the numbness and tingling spreads up the wrist and arm along the nerve.
Treatment from Our Herndon Chiropractor
Your Herndon Chiropractor, Dr. Philip Golinsky will evaluate the severity of your symptoms and the situation before making any recommendations for treatment and recovery. We use chiropractic manipulation techniques on the wrist, elbow and upper spine to help reduce the pressure on the median nerve and reduce the impact of the symptoms.
In certain situations, we use cold laser treatments to encourage the healing process. The treatment works well when the problem stems from muscle injuries or injuries from an accident. The light targets the soft tissues and tendons around the median nerve and healing any tension or injuries that contribute to the pressure on the nerve.
Compression on nerves throughout the body causes discomfort and persistent problems. By addressing the underlying pressure on the nerves, Dr. Golinsky can encourage the healing process and reduce the discomfort associated with your carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact RxWellness Spine & Health today at 703-904-9666 to learn more about our treatment techniques or to set up an appointment with a chiropractor. Our office is located in Herndon, Virginia and we also serve patients in nearby communities including Reston, Sterling, and Chantilly.