Many people think of chiropractic as a treatment for back or neck pain. However, the chiropractic adjustment can be effective anywhere that joints, nerves, muscles, and bones are found in the human body. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to find and treat joint dysfunction throughout the spine and the extremities.
In a clinical trial, chiropractic care was determined to be as effective as conservative medical care for carpal tunnel syndrome. The chiropractic adjustment is key to reestablishing the proper relationships of upper extremity joints, restoring proper nervous system function as seen in this study on cubital tunnel syndrome patients.
Doctors recognize that it is appropriate to use gentle care when treating the wrist and hands, which are quite delicate and sensitive, especially in older adults and children. The Activator instrument is often recommended for wrist adjustments because of its low force and precision of direction. Dr. Johnson exclusively uses the Activator Methods when treating wrist complaints.
After a thorough history and examination, your Peoria chiropractor can also recommend proper alternative treatments for you, such as ergonomic modifications, anti-inflammatory diets, ice, traction, braces, exercises, stretches, Vitamin B6 supplementation, cold laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, and more.
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If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
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