FAQ About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
January 31, 2017

Learn about Carpel Tunnel Syndrome from your Bethesda doctors.carpal tunnel

If you are experiencing wrist pain -- especially chronic pain – in Bethesda, MD, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. The best thing you can do is seek professional help – don’t try to tough it out. That’s where a consultation with the staff of Bethesda Back Center can do you a world of good.

It’s natural that you have questions about carpal tunnel syndrome and possible options to treat it. In order to help you get a better idea of what you might be dealing with and how Bethesda Back Center can help, here are a few common questions and answers people like you often ask.

Q – What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A – According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition of the joint caused by compression or pressure placed on the median nerve at the wrist. The median nerve runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand.

Q – How did I get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A – A number of factors may have contributed to your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including trauma at the wrist, underlying medical conditions such as bursitis or repetitive motions. According to NINDS, the most likely cause is simply a congenital predisposition toward the condition.

Q – Who is at risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A – Anyone can get it, but certain people seem to be more likely to get it than others. For example, women are three times more likely to suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men, according to NINDS. It is also more likely to occur with people who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. It seems to occur only in adults.

Q – Is there a cure?

A – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually responds satisfactorily to any of a number of treatment options, but it can recur.

Q – OK, so how will they treat my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A – A number of treatment options are available. These can be anything from medical braces to immobilize the wrist, to medications, to surgery. Bethesda Back Center is a chiropractic practice, therefore the options are going to be focused on holistic, natural, non-invasive options for treatment. This could include a combination of massage therapy, spinal adjustment and special exercises, to name a few options.

If you are seeking help for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or you are seeking the services of a qualified, caring chiropractor in Bethesda, MD, call Bethesda Back Center at (301) 897-8500.