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Carpal Tunnel Care in Derry

person with wrist painCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by repetitive motion, such as typing, texting, or performing assembly line work. Over time, such actions may produce discomfort and injury. Most people with CTS experience tingling or numbness in the fingers or hand or weakness in the hand.

What many don’t realize is the cause of their wrist problem may be due to functional changes to one or more joints in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The symptoms for CTS are very similar to those for problems originating in the spine. Our doctor looks for contributing factors such as lifestyle ergonomics to get a complete picture of what’s going on.

Our Natural Approach

We provide gentle chiropractic care to address the problematic wrist, elbow, and shoulder and adjust your upper spine. It also may be advisable to rest the affected arm, apply cold to decrease inflammation and perform specific exercises. Soft tissue techniques like gua sha, myofascial release, ultrasound, dry needling, and cold laser are used to address the forearm muscles.

Wearing a splint or brace to immobilize the area, especially at night, may be suggested. While it may alleviate some symptoms, wearing a brace doesn’t address the malfunctioning joints that are causing the problem. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause.

If advanced care is necessary, Dr. Buik will refer the patient to a neurosurgeon for a nerve conduction velocity test to determine the precise location of the nerve impingement.

The Healing Process

As with all solutions, the time it takes to heal depends on the person’s age, severity of the condition, and overall health. It’s important to know that not everyone will see a difference in one visit. Sometimes, it will take a few more; generally, results are seen four to eight weeks after care begins.

For chronic conditions, the rule of thumb is it takes one month of care for every year you’ve had the issue before you see results. If you have had surgery for CTS, our care may not prove beneficial. That’s because once your body undergoes a surgery like carpal tunnel surgery, it’s not in the original design. That’s why we encourage those with CTS to seek chiropractic first before surgery.

Book an Appointment

If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, we want to help. Contact Triskelia Wellness today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.



Carpal Tunnel Derry, Londonderry NH | (603) 824-6121