Carpal Tunnel in Ventura?

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Every day, assembly line workers, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, and many others, receive micro-traumas to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, chiropractors in Ventura have success treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with a more conservative and gentle approach. If you are wondering whether your wrist pain is caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and want more details on the alternative treatments available from Ventura chiropractors, then read on.


Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Ventura

  • pain
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • weakness
  • loss of strength in the hands

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Very Common

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem and one of the leading causes of work-related injuries. The carpal tunnel is a small space in the wrist made up of wrist bones (carpal bones) and a ligament on top, through which 9 tendons and the median nerve travel into the hand.

CTS is oftentimes caused by prolonged use of our hands and wrists (repetitive stress). As a result, one or more of the small bones in the wrist become misaligned; placing pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Symptoms initially include numbness or tingling, followed later by weakness in the muscles innervated by the median nerve. This often results in grip and pinch strength loss, dropping of pens, difficulty buttoning a shirt, waking up at night with numbness in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers of the involved hand and driving induced numbness.

Nerve Compression. Often, there is also misalignment of one or more of the vertebras in the lower neck that causes carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. It is IMPERATIVE that both the neck and wrist misalignments are corrected first before considering any other therapy/surgery.

Fortunately, the Ventura Spinal Care Center uses the computerized “Pro-Adjuster” system to gently and effectively realign the bones in the neck and or wrist, removing the nerve compression. This allows the body to heal itself naturally. We also incorporate the “cold laser” light therapy system that has been approved for use with the Carpal Tunnel stiffness to reduce pain and inflammation.

Our natural therapies have helped many CTS sufferers return to a pain-free existence!

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, call us now at 648-7987 and tell whoever answers the phone that you want the internet new patient special. We will evaluate your condition and determine if you are a candidate for care in our office for your carpal tunnel syndrome. What do you have to lose except your pain?

"Splints and medications only gave me temporary relief but didn’t correct my problem. After treating with Dr. Alff, the pain, numbness, tingling and aching in my hands has been significantly reduced. I actually have feeling in my fingers and hands and can grip again. I encourage anyone suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome to contact Dr. Alff right away and let him help you."

- Charles Mitchell, Ventura

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Ventura Spine and Nerve Center

1590 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 648-7987