Office Work: Posture, and Preventing Carpal Tunnel through Chiropractic
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Carpal TunnelCarpal tunnel is diagnosed as a repetitive stress injury. This is a condition that affects the hands and wrists. The most common symptoms include:
- Weakness in the middle, index, and thumb
- Pain in the wrist/hand
- Gets worse at night
- Office workers – typing, writing, filing, etc.
- Those who perform repetitive hand motions throughout the day
How chiropractic helpsThere are 3 primary ways that chiropractors treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Manual Adjustment of the:
- Upper spine
PostureProper posture is essential for optimal health, well being, can help avoid age-related conditions and allows the organs room to operate properly and efficiently. Posture can be affected in different ways. Sustaining an injury is one in which the body compensates by listing to one side or hunching over to relieve the pain. Another reason is slouching. Those of us that just don’t stand and sit up straight through bad habits, lack of exercise, improper diet, medication, and the list goes on and on. Whatever the reason, poor posture will gradually lead to:
- Back pain
- Increased risk of injury
- Decreased flexibility
- Decreased mobility
Postural ConditionsThere are postural conditions that chiropractic is very helpful in alleviating, include:
- Pelvic unleveling
- Damage to the low back, mid-back, and neck
- Forward head posture – usually associated with mobile devices
TreatmentA chiropractor will:
- Discuss the problem/s you are experiencing
- Listen to the complaints
- Find out when the problem started
- Go through events or work that could have contributed to the problem
- Thoroughly evaluate the medical history
- Observe the way you sit, walk, bend, and move around
Posture PlanOnce the assessments are complete the chiropractor will discuss the best treatment option available. They will walk you through the adjustments that will be performed along with other therapies they might recommend. The best course of action to relieve any pain will be discussed, as well as get your spine into proper alignment improving posture. They will also talk to you about stretching exercises and things to do at home. They could also discuss:
- Sleep positions
- Work area adjustments
- Weight loss
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