Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand, wrist and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve is squeezed or compressed as it passes through the wrist. Fast-repetitive movements of the fingers can cause the tendons that travel through the carpal tunnel to rub together, creating friction. Without treatment or modifications, it is likely the numbness/tingling in your hands and fingers will gradually worsen.
Every tissue in our body has a certain capacity or threshold and if it is exceeded, problems will surface, and there are factors that can make some of us more susceptible to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). After CTS, the next most common pinch nerve is the ulnar nerve at the inner elbow, which is technically called “cubital tunnel syndrome” (CuTs). This is often caused from over-use of the arm such as lifting and/or gripping with the palm up. The unique difference between CuTs and CTS is that the pinky and ring finger are affected but NOT the index, middle, and thumb-side ring finger, which are the median nerve-innervated fingers affected by CTS. Because over-use is also a common cause of CTS these two conditions can co-exist, in which case all five fingers may be affected but not necessary all at the same time.
We are trained to differentiate between these various “syndromes” and to safely deliver treatment to the affected joints, muscles, and other soft tissues to reduce pain and restore proper motion so patients can return to their normal activities of daily living. Come see us at Total Body Chiropractic if you suffer from numbness, tingling or pain in your fingers, hand wrist or arm.

Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy Back Pain

Did you know that between 50% of all pregnant women suffer from back pain and 50-75% experience back pain during labor? There are many reasons why back pain becomes an issue for women during their pregnancy. The first and most obvious reason is the weight gain during pregnancy. As the baby develops, the mothers center… Continue Reading

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a very common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, therefore shoulder injuries can be quite complex! Shoulder pain can arise from a multitude of places: from joints, muscles, and tendons. The onset of shoulder pain is highly variable as it can… Continue Reading

Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care

Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care

Neck pain can arise from a multitude of causes. One such cause is a trauma like a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury. Another cause is related to our job such as sitting in front of a computer all day, repetitive factory work, or any type of desk job. In addition, neck pain… Continue Reading

Now is the Time for a 21-Day Detox

Now is the Time for a 21-Day Detox

Now that summer is here and the weather is getting nicer, it’s a great time to think about getting healthier. One of the best ways to improve your overall health is by detoxing your body. Every person should detox once a year. In today’s world, we are bombarded by toxins that we breathe, drink, and… Continue Reading

Headaches

Headaches

9 out of 10 Americans will experience a headache in their lifetime. Many get at least one headache a month or they come in clusters for a while and then seem to improve. People think it is normal to get an occasional headache, but it is not. In fact, headaches are a very common disorder… Continue Reading

Evaluating Car Insurance Medical Payment Coverage

Evaluating Car Insurance Medical Payment Coverage

Most people think they have great car insurance, but are unaware of what is actually covered and what is not. The most important insurance everyone should have, but often do not carry, is called Med-Pay insurance or Medical Payments coverage. Med pay is not required, but it is by far the most important and yet… Continue Reading

Recovering from a Motor Vehicle Accident with Chiropractic Care

Recovering from a Motor Vehicle Accident with Chiropractic Care

After a motor vehicle accident, chiropractic care will help you recover from any injuries you have sustained in your accident. Even a minor fender bender can cause bodily injury even if you do not feel any immediate pain after the accident. A chiropractic physician can be instrumental in detecting injury and helping in the recovery… Continue Reading

Build Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Build Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

The flu may be widespread this year, but during cold and flu season, regular chiropractic care can help you fight illness and even prevent you from catching a bug in the first place. Our immune system is directly connected to our spine and when it is not aligned, it may throw your entire system off… Continue Reading