Chiropractor
Chris Garden

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Carpal Tunnel Pain?

chiropractic care for carpal tunnel

Did you know that just as nerves become pinched in your back by the bones in your spine, the bones in your wrist may also compress nearby nerves giving rise to the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? While many people seek treatment through surgical means, our chiropractor at Coronado Island Chiropractic in Coronado has had success in treating carpel tunnel syndrome through non-invasive adjustments to the bones of the wrist. With surgical procedures costing anywhere between $6,000 and $11,000 dollars and only resulting in full resolution of symptoms in less than 60% of the cases, many people are beginning to elect a more conservative approach to care. For these reasons, our doctors at Coronado Island Chiropractic have prepared this short article to provide you some general information about carpal tunnel and the alternative treatment solutions available.


Carpal Tunnel Coronado

Many people visit our clinic with complaints of wrist pain and questions regarding what exactly carpal tunnel syndrome feels like. Typically, as the median nerve is compressed due to swelling and bony misalignments of the wrist, patients begin to feel sensations of burning, pain, tingling, or swelling extending from the first to the fourth digit. It is not uncommon for patients to report that they have recently noticed weakness throughout the affected hand or that picking up small objects isn’t as easy as usual. Occasionally people develop the feeling of swelling in their hand as the median nerve becomes compressed, even when no swelling is present.

In addition to questions about what carpal tunnel syndrome feels like, patients often wonder how they developed the condition. Typically, the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t completely evident. However, some patients are able to recall an injury to the wrist that caused the symptoms to develop shortly after. Certain occupations have also been shown to contribute to the development of the condition with jobs that involve long term use of vibrating instruments and the repetitious use of the hands and wrist topping the list. Finally, metabolic disorders involving the pituitary and thyroid gland can also contribute to its development.

Depending on the activity, carpal tunnel typically begins in a person’s dominant hand, but symptoms throughout both hands is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many health care professionals only focus on the site of pain when the problem actually lies elsewhere. In fact, it has been shown that patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms typically have nerve irritation stemming from the spine. This is often why carpal tunnel decompression surgeries are unsuccessful nearly 40% of the time. While carpal tunnel is more common in the dominant hand, it is also nearly 3 times more common in women due to the size of the tunnel itself.


What are the Best Treatments Available?

The most appropriate treatment for your carpal tunnel syndrome largely depends on the underlying cause. As with most conditions, it is advised that patients begin with a non-invasive and more affordable treatment. While prescription medications, decompression surgeries, and forms of physical therapy may provide short term relief, the symptoms often reappear without the correction of the nerve interference in the spine. Your chiropractor at Coronado Island Chiropractic will perform an evaluation of your condition and formulate an individualized treatment plan that best suits you. Following spinal corrections, many patients experience substantial improvements of their symptoms. If symptoms persist, adjustments to the bones of the wrist and therapies to the surrounding tissues is often considered.

At Coronado Island Chiropractic in Coronado, CA 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, contact our clinic today.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday3pm - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Thursday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Friday9am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

1001 B Avenue #308
Coronado, CA 92118

highly recommended

What Our Patients Say

"Julie was my therapist for years. Her work along with chiropractic care made my migraines a thing of the past.... I am so grateful!"
Spencer H.

"I have been worked on by many therapists, but there are none that compare to Julie Garden."
Patricia W.

"I hate that you're leaving because you were the best (and coolest) chiropractor I have been to, and I've seen many in my day. Nonetheless, I am happy for you and your family! Fair winds and following seas my friend!"
Ben J.

"Oh boy, we are ever so grateful to have met you so many years ago at a Home & Garden show in Alaska & for getting us started with chiropractic care. Alaska will definitely miss having one of the finest doctors around. We wish you all the best & are so happy for you as you begin the next adventure in life! Cheers!"
Staci S.

"You have been an amazing chiropractor for me for several years doc! Sad to see you leave but I am glad you will be with your family again!! Keep in touch. We will miss you as a friend and chiropractor! Although we can still be friends!! Thanks for all you have done for our family Chris."
Dale M.

"Thank you Dr. Garden for helping me to enjoy the things I was not able to do-gardening, long walks, and exercising with my friends. I will recommend you to everyone I know. Thank you!"
Nick M.

"The very best Chiropractor on earth! Good luck with your new venture!"
Beaudry P.

"Glad to see you’re back in action!!!! You rock Dr. Garden! Miss you and sending a smile your way!"
Wendi K.

"OMG! Just had the best massage followed by an adjustment. Thank Julie and Chris Garden for making me feel good again."
Natasha C.

"He is truly a one of a kind Chiropractor! He not only cares about spinal correction, but your health as a whole! My family has seen him for many years and we are pleased with the quality of care."
Kristal A.

"Dr. Christopher Garden is bar none The Best chiropractor! He's friendly, funny, compassionate and just an all around good guy. Coronado is so lucky!"
Linda C.

Chiropractic Coronado CA Coronado Island Chiropractic

Coronado Island Chiropractic
1001 B Avenue #308
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 865-1053

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday3pm - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Thursday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Friday9am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed