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How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Belmar, NJ

How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery | Chiropractor for Carpal Tunnel in Belmar, NJ

Hello, everyone. Today, I’d like to discuss carpal tunnel syndrome and a technique we employ to address the nerve pinching that leads to symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling, and pain in the hands and fingers.

Proper Neck Curve

Many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome lack a proper curve in their neck, often attributed to prolonged periods of desk work with poor posture, such as forward head translation or tech neck. This places significant stress on the brachial plexus, a bundle of nerves that extend from the neck to the arms. To remedy this, we use an attraction wedge—a specially designed piece of foam formulated by chiropractic biophysicists. Unlike generic options, these wedges are specifically crafted to create the ideal curvature for the neck spine. Patients can use these at home to perform neck traction and improve their neck curve.

How to Properly Use The Wedge

When using the wedge, lie down with your head and neck aligned over it, focusing on achieving a backward curve. Your chin should be elevated, and you should feel a gentle stretch. Patients typically spend three to seven minutes in this position, and they can continue this traction at home. This helps re-educate ligaments, tendons, muscles, and the spine to develop a healthier neck curve.A proper neck curve, ideally at a 35 to 40-degree angle, is crucial to relieving stress on nerves, joints, and discs, ultimately addressing symptoms that extend into the arms. If you’re dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, remember that surgery isn’t the only option. Chiropractic care offers safe, effective, and drug-free alternatives.

Come in for a thorough examination, including X-rays, so we can pinpoint the issues and correct your spine to alleviate carpal tunnel symptoms. Thank you for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Kinney Chiropractic

At Kinney Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in really listening and getting to the root cause of why you are in pain and not living up to your true potential. We go above and beyond with a thorough exam and specialized digital X-rays so we can fully understand what’s causing your problem.

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