Rather than dealing with carpal tunnel treatments, it is better to work actively against getting this chronic syndrome in the first place. We are going to discuss some preventative methods you can employ if your job or other activities put you at risk for carpal tunnel.
- Periodically Take a Break – If your arm and wrist are feeling strained, it is time to step away from the keyboard for a few minutes. Also, be cautious about neck strain. We will consider later in the article how nerve pain relates to carpal tunnel. If you are worried about what your boss will think of the breaks, just remember that a couple of minutes here and there is better than weeks of sick leave for surgery.
- Maintain Proper Posture – This will both help you to hold your wrists at a proper angle and will prevent nerve pain that comes from spinal misalignment.
- Use the Right Equipment – Ergonomic keyboards may take a little getting used to, but the learning curve is well worth avoiding a chronic injury. Consider a vertical mouse as well. This will also help you to keep your wrist at a healthy angle.
- Wear a Wrist Brace – If you are feeling a strain, there is no shame in wearing a brace to help. You may just want to remove it before you leave your desk for a big meeting.
Natural Treatment for Carpal Tunnel in Anchorage
Of course, you may already be experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel. They include:
Symptoms can affect your hand, wrist, and arm. What can you do if there is already damage?
An upper cervical chiropractor can help evaluate the source of the nerve damage. You may be surprised to learn that the source of your arm, wrist, and hand pain may actually be a misalignment in your neck. An upper cervical chiropractor is uniquely trained to assess and corrected such issues.
Upper cervical chiropractic involves very gentle adjustments to the C1 and C2 vertebrae. There is no twisting or popping such as in general chiropractic. Contact Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska to learn more.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.