Every day, assembly line workers, keyboard operators, grocery 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.
Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.
Hurt on the job? You’re not alone – millions of people are suffering from all types of job injuries ranging from the stress of working in a bad position to improper lifting or carrying to falls and other trauma. Among the most common on-the-job injuries is spinal injury. That’s one of the reasons why 85% of the population will experience disabling low back pain at least once during their lives! That’s almost all of us.
I have seen Dr. Boley for years, so when I got into an auto accident it was only fitting that I drive the 30 extra miles to come get treated by him because he is trust worthy.” Allysa M. (age 26)
When joint function is impaired, there is reduced range of motion inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue. This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes.
Awareness of these types of problems has become more common with terms like ‘tennis elbow”, “runner’s knee”, “frozen shoulder”, and “carpal tunnel syndrome”. Joint mobilization, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the care of elbows, wrists, and other joints of the body.
Adjustment of the extremities seems to improve blood circulation, reduce scar tissue, and speed the healing process
Since spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they also depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in the nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc deteriorates.
Because of the way each disc is attached to the vertebra above and below it, a disc cannot “slip” as commonly thought. However, trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to bulge, herniated, or worse, rupture. The chiropractic approach to disc problems is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joints. Besides reducing disc bulging, better spinal function helps decrease inflammation so the slow process of healing the surrounding soft tissue can begin.
While results cannot be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery or a dependency on pain pills by choosing conservative chiropractic care.
After suffering for 8 months of headaches and when my symptoms started preventing me from working, lifting and doing yard work I finally broke down and took time out to come in and see Dr. Boley. My symptoms have subsided 60% only after two weeks of treatment. Linda S. (Age 45)