When you think of chiropractic you most likely think of back and neck relief. However, chiropractic can actually help your entire body. The modern person spends a ton of time manipulating the fine articulations in our hands and wrists. Believe it or not, the wrist alone has 8 bones and that is not counting the 2 long bones in the forearm or the 5 bones into the hand! Over time, your hands and wrists can come out of alignment, just like your spine. So, can chiropractic help with pain in my hands?
Benefits of Chiropractic for Your Hands
Pain in your hands and wrists can come from many sources. Since your body is all interconnected, it’s very possible that the pain is being caused by something misaligned in your neck or spine, as well as the wrist. A chiropractor can pinpoint the exact cause of the pain and take steps to reduce it wherever the irritation is along the pathway into the hand. This can include alignments and muscle stimulation. Chiropractic can also help reduce dysfunction and inflammation in your hands.
Help With Chronic Conditions
Things like carpal tunnel and arthritis are chronic, which means it may not be possible to stop those conditions. However, chiropractic can still help and, in many cases, slow the degenerative process and relieve inflammation. Many people suffering from chronic pain in their hands or wrists use chiropractic for immediate relief. Chiropractors can target areas of the hands and wrists, as well as areas that affect the hands. The targeted adjustments can result in serious relief. There are also other treatments chiropractors can do to help with chronic hand pain other than alignments. Muscle stimulation, as well as ultrasound, are other tools chiropractors use to help patients with inflamed joints. Chiropractic can also be used as corrective care to help the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome and help diminish the irritation caused by arthritis.
Avoid Repetitive Injuries
While reducing pain is an extraordinary tool, preventing pain is just as important. Chiropractors can figure out exactly how you are moving your body, and make helpful adjustments to avoid further pain. By learning how to move properly you can improve your body drastically. Also, a chiropractor can suggest helpful stretches or exercises for your specific pain points. Building up muscles, as well as staying limber, can also improve your day-to-day life on top of preventing further pain. Chiropractic will help with the initial pain and help prevent any more pain.
Can chiropractic help the pain in your hands? Yes, chiropractic can seriously reduce the pain in your hands. If you have a chronic condition in your hands and wrists, then chiropractic can offer short-term and long-term relief. Chiropractors can also teach you techniques to avoid pain in the future. If you have pain in your hands or wrists or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from back pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!