Carpal Tunnel Treatments Through Chiropractic Care

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on April 27, 2020

Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause several symptoms, including pain, tingling, and numbness in a patient’s hand and arm. This condition is considered very common, affecting between four and 10 million Americans each year. While most individuals turn to over the counter pain relievers for their typical carpal tunnel treatments, there are more natural options available for those looking to steer clear of pain medication.

Here at John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. in Peachtree City, the team of professionals can provide these options to patients; however, it’s essential to understand what carpal tunnel is before getting started.

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, as described above, is a condition that causes pain and numbness in a patient’s hand or arm. This is caused when the median nerve (one of the major nerves in the hand) is compressed as it travels through the wrist. In most cases, carpal tunnel is easily managed. However, when it goes untreated, it can cause permanent nerve damage and significant pain and numbness.

Options for Carpal Tunnel Treatments 

When it comes down to carpal tunnel treatments, there are two categories: invasive and noninvasive. While some cases may require a combination of both invasive and noninvasive treatment methods, it’s best to always consult with your preferred medical professional before making any decisions.

Invasive treatments often include:

  • Steroid injections for pain management
  • Surgery to release pressure on the median nerve

Noninvasive carpal tunnel treatment options include:

  • Over the counter pain medications for pain management
  • The use of splints to help take the pressure off the nerve
  • Chiropractic methods, such as spinal manipulation and massage therapy

Carpal Tunnel Treatments with Chiropractic Care

More professionals are recommending noninvasive carpal tunnel treatment options as an initial plan for carpal tunnel treatment. Chiropractic care provides relief by manually adjusting the musculoskeletal system through spinal manipulation and massage therapy. These methods help to take the pressure off the nerve by realigning the body into its natural positioning. 

We also incorporate Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  The shockwave aids in revascularizing injured tissues while breaking up adhesions formed due to chronic inflammation. 

Carpal Tunnel Treatments in Peachtree City

Carpal tunnel treatments can and will vary by each patient. That’s why the team at John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. in Peachtree City, take the time to get to know every patient and their ailments on a much deeper level. From there, a unique treatment plan can be formulated to help find you the relief you need.

Curious how the team at John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C., can provide you with the right carpal tunnel treatment? Schedule a consultation today or call our office at (770) 487-1228. We’ll be standing by to get your questions answered.

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