If you’re suffering from carpal tunnel pain, standard treatments may not be enough. Recently, Rockville Centre chiropractor Dr. John Gehnrich with Rhino Chiropractic was featured on News 12’s Long Island Naturally to discuss chiropractic treatments that deal with the neck problems that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Technically, carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition caused by the narrowing of a passageway that protects the main nerve going to the hand. Compression of this nerve causes numbness, weakness and pain in the hand. Some people have difficulty moving the fingers.
Care Options Offered by the Rockville Centre Chiropractor
Dr. John Gehnrich and the staff at Rhino Chiropractic take a more comprehensive view of carpal tunnel pain. Many patients get relief through a combination of chiropractic neck adjustments and cold laser therapy. Pain in the wrist and hands may be due to nerve compression in the cerebral spinal column, or neck area. Adjustments to the neck may relieve that stress and improve hand functioning.
Cold laser therapy stimulates at the cellular level uses light photons. Cold laser treatment is painless and quite relaxing. A full care plan might include these two complementary care options applied to both the neck and wrist to reduce inflammation and pain.
Dr. John Gehnrich is a licensed chiropractor that believes in a whole-body approach to healing. The pain may generate from your wrist, but your entire body is at risk. The doctor will take a more holistic approach to care and prevention.
The goal of any care strategy is the long-term relief and that takes a combination of approaches. Along with chiropractic adjustments and cold laser treatment, the doctor will discuss lifestyle changes to prevent further injury. For carpal tunnel syndrome with neck involvement that may include using a wrist guard, learning to relax your grip and improving your posture.