Newport Beach Chiropractor Offers Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you might want to add a chiropractor to your treatment team. If you live in Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Costa Mesa or Corona del Mar, consider a visit to Wellness Choice Center in Newport Beach.
A pair of studies indicates that chiropractic care can have a positive effect on CTS.
In the first study, 25 patients diagnosed with CTS were treated by chiropractors. They reported significant improvement in strength, range of motion, and pain after treatment. Most of the patients reported continued improvements for six months or more.
In 1998, 91 patients with CTS were split into two groups and treated for nine weeks. Half received chiropractic care (manipulation of soft tissue and bony joints of the upper extremities and spine, plus ultrasound and a wrist splint). The other half received conservative medical care (wrist supports and ibuprofen). Both groups reported significant improvement in nerve function, finger sensation, and comfort. The researchers concluded that chiropractic treatment and conservative medical care are equally effective for CTS.
Chiropractic treatment for CTS typically begins with manipulation of the affected wrist and elbow, as well as manipulation of the upper spine. Why does the spine come into play? Because when nerves are irritated in the neck and shoulder, they are more prone to having problems further down.
Known as “double crush syndrome,” this is the reason chiropractors look at the entire course of the nerves, not just where the pain is located.
In addition to manipulation, chiropractors may employ soft tissue treatments to release muscle tension and remove adhesions, which could be impinging on the nerves. They may recommend home exercises and suggest ways to modify the work environment to prevent repetitive stress.
At Wellness Choice Center, Dr. Nona Djavid specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), the most researched and results-oriented chiropractic care available. Only a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors are certified to practice this technique, which aims to alleviate pain and discomfort by permanently realigning the spine.
Dr. Djavid has helped thousands of Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, and Costa Mesa, California, residents live healthier lives.
Call Wellness Choice Center at 949-387-1333 for a free consultation and exam to see if you qualify for care.