If you've ever boasted that you could perform a particular task with one hand tied behind your back, chances are that you've never actually experienced debilitating hand or wrist pain. This kind of discomfort can make writing, holding a fork, playing a musical instrument, or even tying your shoes all but impossible. Hand and wrist pain can be associated with a variety of underlying injuries and conditions, some of which have traditionally been treated with invasive surgery.
Thankfully, you can most likely get the relief you need without going under the knife, thanks to the gentle, non-invasive techniques offered by our Newport Beach, Torrance, and San Pedro chiropractor at Zaker Chiropractic.
Your hands and wrists are capable of remarkably delicate work, partly because of those handy items known as opposable thumbs, and partly because of the sheer complexity that lies within. The hand hosts no fewer than 19 separate bones, while the "wrist bone" is a collection of 10 different bones. Some of the carpal bones of the wrist attach to the forearm, while others attach to the hand.
A complex network of ligaments and tendons allows these bones to move, while a combination of cartilage and synovial fluid keeps them moving smoothly and without pain. Nerves run through a space between the wrist bones known as the carpal tunnel.
As you might imagine, it doesn't take much to throw this complex assembly out of kilter -- and when that happens, pain is typically a result. Some of the common causes of wrist and hand pain include:
Chiropractors offer hand and wrist pain treatment using conservative solutions that can help patients avoid more intensive treatment. For instance, many carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers undergo major surgery that alters their wrist structure for life and requires extensive recuperation time.
But the truth is that you can probably avoid this unappealing option by receiving chiropractic care instead. Our Newport Beach, Torrance, and San Pedro chiropractors can adjust the positions of your wrist and hand bones to give the median nerve more free space. If the nerve is being pinched back at the cervical spine, we can find that impingement and provide the necessary spinal manipulation to release it.
Don't let yourself go through a life disabled by wrist pain or hand pain. Call our Newport Beach, Torrance, and San Pedro chiropractors at any of our three locations to schedule a hand and wrist pain treatment for yourself or a family member. For more answers about hand pain or wrist pain, make an appointment with Zaker Chiropractic.
Our chiropractors provide a wide variety of services to diagnose and treat pinched nerves. Zaker Chiropractic has several locations to serve you. Call (949) 734-4454 for an appointment with Newport Pain & Wellness, (424) 235-1562 for South Bay Pain & Wellness, or (310) 831-0003 for an appointment with San Pedro Pain & Wellness. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary list of services.