The journal of Hand Surgery reports that less than 20 percent of carpal tunnel surgeries resulted in complete resolution of symptoms and at least 57 percent of surgical patients had reoccurrence of symptoms within two years.

Studies have shown that 75% of people diagnosed with carpal tunnel actually have what is known as “double crush syndrome” where they also have compression of the cervical nerve roots. This is why Upper Cervical chiropractic is so beneficial for patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome or numbness and tingling in the hands. If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel and want to avoid surgery, Upper Cervical chiropractic might be for you.

If you have had surgery and have symptoms reappearing, Upper Cervical chiropractic might be for you. Call today to schedule a complimentary consult to see if Upper Cervical chiropractic might help with your numbness and tingling.

The most common reason people develop carpal tunnel is due to occupations that involve working with their hands or manual work on a regular basis for years. This condition can seemingly come out of nowhere for some patients, and if left untreated, can progressively worsen over time. While it often seems to come about with no obvious cause, frequently the cause is a pinched or irritated nerve in the upper cervical area of the spine, which, when corrected, can lead to pain relief and symptom reduction for many patients. While most doctors will recommend surgeries, or invasive treatments like steroid shots, our chiropractors in Athens can help your body heal the way it was intended to, with gentler, non invasive procedures. 

Chiropractic treatment in Athens, Georgia is one of the best ways for our patients suffering with carpal tunnel to find relief from the pain, tingling, numbness, and uncomfortable sensations associated with the condition. By using upper cervical techniques, our chiropractor at our Watkinsville office can help to reduce inflammation of the nerves or misalignment occuring that can lead to symptoms like these. Occasionally, patients report experiencing symptoms like swelling, and shocks going up the arm or focused in the hand or wrist. Irritated or compromised nerves can explain many conditions like these, and thankfully, many of our patients with carpal tunnel have experienced immense relief when seeking chiropractic treatment at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic regularly. 

Without treatment, pain from carpal tunnel can increase, and can become permanent. If you or a family member is dealing with this painful condition, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible. When you call and schedule a complimentary consultation at our Watkinsville office of Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, our chiropractor will evaluate you, take some x-rays of your spine and upper cervical neck area, and will determine the best course of treatment for you. Many patients in Athens are seeing chiropractors for carpal tunnel treatment, and are finding relief using non invasive, upper cervical chiropractic treatment, rather than going through painful and invasive surgeries and procedures. 

While some patients may need surgery, it is certainly not the first treatment plan we would recommend for people in Watkinsville or Athens dealing with pain from carpal tunnel. Frequently we see patients who have undergone surgery for carpal tunnel, and are still experiencing pain and other symptoms from their condition, and are now looking for alternative measures. Our team at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic is here to help you find relief from your pain, without all of the recovery and risk associated with surgery. 

Although the pain and numbness from Carpal Tunnel is primarily experienced in the wrist and hand, the issue is actually caused by the nerves. The nervous system is all connected, which means that nerves traveling through your hands and wrists are actually connected through the neck as well, so what seems like a wrist issue can actually be caused by a neck problem. If the neck, or upper cervical spine is misaligned, injured, or out of it’s natural positioning, issues like Carpal Tunnel can arise. Pinched nerves and nerve injury can actually explain numerous cases of Carpal Tunnel, which is why it’s a good idea to visit an upper cervical chiropractor before proceeding with hand and wrist surgery. If the issue actually is coming from your neck, our x-rays will be able to show us exactly where the problem is, which can get you on the path to recovery. 

Like we mentioned earlier, the majority of patients who receive surgery for their carpal tunnel actually report experiencing a resurgence of pain and symptoms within two years, which is why we do not recommend surgery as a primary treatment option for conditions like this. An upper cervical chiropractor will be able to determine if the issue is actually coming from your neck, and can then create a personalized treatment plan for you. Some patients report a reduction of pain after just one or two adjustments, although results may vary from patient to patient. Before choosing an invasive treatment option like surgery, why not give upper cervical chiropractic care a try? Call now to schedule your initial consultation. 

Benefits of Upper Cervical CARE

Descreased Pain

One of the ways the body shows a subluxation is through pain and inflammation. When the nervous system is not communicating well, it triggers a pain response. Upper cervical chiropractic care helps eliminatepain by properly aligning the nervous system so messages flow more effectively.

Better Sleep

When the spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is able to communicate as it should. This results in better quality and quality of sleep. Since over 60 percent of adults suffer from sleeping problems, improving your sleep could have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.

Fewer Colds and Flu

Studies show that long-term chiropractic care increases an individual's immune system strength by as much as 200%. This equips the immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come in contact with. When you do get sick, your body will be able to fight off the sickness more effectively and faster.

Fewer Prescription Drugs

When the body is functioning at its best possible level, sicknesses that require prescription drugs are far less common. This means that people who pursue upper cervical chiropractic care often notice that they need fewer prescription drugs, hospital visits, and doctor's office trips.