According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the carpal tunnel or carpal canal is the fibro-osseous passageway on the palmar side of the wrist that connects the distal forearm to the middle compartment of the deep plane of the palm. When the hand is injured, the tendons that run through the carpal tunnel region of the wrist can become inflamed which causes pain, and on occasion, disables the use of the affected hand(s).
A chiropractor can help release the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome through treatment that is specific to the wrist and hand area, including adjustments. Dr. Nadimi also utilizes an evidence-based form of treatment called the Graston Technique that effectively mobilizes soft tissue. Massage also eases the inflamed area, reduces pain, and increases circulation to promote healing. Patients may be given a targeted exercise program that they can perform at home to further reduce the swelling in the carpal tunnel region. A splint (generally worn for four to six weeks) can keep a part of the body stable in order to prevent any extra strain. The patient may start off just using the splint at night so as not to disrupt the use of the inflicted area during the day.