178 Main St., Plymouth, NH (603) 536-5566

Carpal Tunnel

Pain and Symptoms of
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a specific condition describing a number of painful symptoms affecting the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. CTS results when the median nerve passing through the wrist becomes pinched. A person with CTS often experiences symptoms of swelling, numbness, tingling, or weakness. In most cases these symptoms worsen at night. 

Causes of CTS

CTS often develops from activities like typing or gripping. Poor ergonomics are also a major risk factor in CTS. These repetitive activities or positions can overstrain the ligaments and tendons around the wrist. The ligaments begin to thicken and inflame resulting in the compression and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels that supply the hand.

The Three Phased Approach to Your Care

ADJUSTMENTS: Chiropractic adjustments are highly skilled manual treatments that safely and comfortably restore natural movement and positioning of your joints. Our office utilizes both gentle hands on and instrument assisted adjusting techniques.

LASER THERAPY: Laser therapy is a safe, painless way to accelerate healing and reduce inflammation. The device generates infrared laser that can penetrate deep allowing the tissue to heal twice as fast.

EXERCISES: Exercises are unique to your specific condition and comfort level. Our modernized equipment accelerates muscle stretch and strength. We also prescribe at home exercises as a practical and easy way to improve your condition.

Disclaimer: The following general information is provided to assist the reader in developing an awareness of of the many conditions treated by Chiropractors, and of procedures employed in treatment. It is not intended as a substitute for the reader’s consultation with their appropriate primary caregiver, and for an evelauation and recommendation following a comprehensive examination at Lakes Region Chiropractic. ~James Pamplin, DC (Lakes Region Chiropractic)