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Get Relief From Carpal Tunnel Pain

The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway in the wrist which protects nerves and tendons that travel into the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that happens when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated due to swelling of the surrounding tissues in the carpal tunnel. This is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves.

Unfortunately, as carpal tunnel syndrome progresses, it can become debilitating, making simple daily tasks seem impossible. Patients commonly experience weakness in the affected hand and have difficulty with picking up small objects such as a phone or newspaper.

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Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops slowly over time. You may notice symptoms such as:

  • Wrist pain.
  • Tightness in upper forearm muscles.
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands, wrist, or fingers.
  • Weakness of the hand.
  • Trouble holding or grabbing things.
  • Electrical shocks in the hand, wrist, or fingers.

The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may vary from person to person.  If you present with one or more of these symptoms, make sure to visit our chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic to see how we can help.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel is a small passageway in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the nerve is compressed or irritated as it passes through the tunnel. The syndrome can be caused by a combination of factors such as:

  • Repeating use of the hands or wrists such as typing over a prolonged period of time.
  • Activities that involve extreme flexion or extension of the hand and wrist for a prolonged period of time.
  • Trauma to the wrist area.
  • Pregnancy. Hormonal changes during pregnancy may cause swelling which results in pressure on the nerve.
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How A Chiropractor in Sioux City Can Help With Carpal Tunnel

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you might be wondering what to expect on your first visit. When you visit Cornerstone Chiropractic Health Center to seek treatment for your carpal tunnel or other injuries, you will fill out paperwork that will help us learn more about your condition. Next, you will meet with the chiropractor for a detailed consultation and physical examination.


Initial Evaluation

This stage of the appointment is important because treatment is often ineffective without proper diagnosis. At Cornerstone, we thoroughly evaluate our patients to determine the exact cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome. During a detailed examination, our chiropractor will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary to help with your carpal tunnel syndrome.



Once we’ve determined the root cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome, we discuss treatment options to make sure the carpal tunnel is properly addressed. Treatments include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to make sure all the bones in the neck, wrist and elbow have been properly aligned
  • Therapeutic stretches and exercises help to improve the function of your wrist and support the health of the median nerve.

Post-Treatment Care

Recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome can take weeks or months, depending on how early you start treatment and the type of treatment you choose. Some of the recommendations you might get after your session includes:

  • Lifestyle adjustments.
  • Diet changes, addition or removal of certain foods.
  • Exercises.
  • Follow-up treatments and recommendations to help reduce the issues over time.

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At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we understand that making decisions about how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult. If you would like more information about carpal tunnel or to schedule a consultation to see how we can help, contact our clinic today.

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Common Questions About Carpal Tunnel

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The structures in your wrist form a narrow passageway known as the carpal tunnel. The median nerve, a very important nerve that controls sensation and motion in several of your fingers runs through this space. When there is a blockage within the carpal tunnel, this nerve doesn’t transmit the signals between the brain and these fingers leading to the lapse in functionality that is synonymous with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Can carpal tunnel go away on its own?

Carpal tunnel syndrome may go away without treatment, however this is rare. It is important to seek medical treatment when experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Why Should You Try Chiropractic Care For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Chiropractic care is non-invasive, natural, and holistic. When possible, if you are in early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome, we highly recommend chiropractic care before you consider any invasive measures such as surgery.

Are There Exercises That Can Help With The Condition?

Yes! Some exercises can help prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. They are usually a series of stretches that act on the neck, arms and wrists. Our chiropractor will recommend which exercise to do and how often you should do them.


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The longer we wait to address a problem, the longer it will take to resolve it. The sooner we attend to your health issues, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a happy, healthy, and pain-free life. Please complete this form to begin your healing journey. Or you can call our chiropractic offices at (605) 540-4004.