Key Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, physical therapy, and other forms of noninvasive treatment for residents of Murfreesboro, TN and surrounding areas dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ryan Key offers treatments to provide safe and effective pain relief for carpal tunnel symptoms.
Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a condition in which a pinched nerve causes tingling and other symptoms. Without treatment, this condition can lead to serious damage to muscles and nerves in the affected area. There are effective treatment options available to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome include a tingling sensation or numbness that affects the thumb, the index finger, and the middle finger. These symptoms might get worse when performing certain movements, such as holding a phone. Tingling and numbness come and go at first, then gradually become more of a constant problem. Other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include weakness and an inability to hold objects.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is too much pressure on the median nerve that runs along the forearm. This nerve becomes compressed inside the wrist’s carpal tunnel space, leading to numbness, tingling and other symptoms. There are several possible causes of nerve compression, including a narrow carpal tunnel, trauma to this part of the wrist, an underlying condition that causes nerve damage, repetitive movements in the workplace, and inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Early treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome include limiting movements or activities that cause symptoms to flare up, taking breaks when performing activities that involve moving the affected wrist, and putting cold packs on the wrist to ease swelling. For carpal tunnel syndrome with mild symptoms, treatment options include using a wrist splint at night, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and having corticosteroid injections. Surgical options include endoscopic surgery or open surgery to ease pressure on the median nerve.
Chiropractic care can provide relief from carpal tunnel symptoms by bringing joints back into alignment. Other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, can help individuals regain flexibility and strengthen muscles in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
We accept most health insurance plans. Affordable self-pay options are available too. Please do not hesitate to call our staff with any insurance questions. We can verify benefits for you over the phone and schedule you when you're ready.
"Dr. Key takes the time to listen to me and the issues that I am having. He doesn't have a cookie cutter routine and send you out the door."
"Dr Key is great and explaining what's going on with your ailment or ache. He shows which exercises to do & not do following treatment, which I really appreciate."
"I first started seeing Dr. Key three times a week, which soon turned into me only needing to see him twice a month. He's great."
"I've had a number of chiropractors over the years and some have been very good, but Dr. Key has been the best thus far overall."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Ryan Key's for 2 yrs. & counting... I highly recommend his chiropractic services."
"Dr. Key made me feel very comfortable since the first visit. I don't know why it took me so long to seek the help of a chiropractor and I am very happy I chose Dr. Key."
"He is not a high traffic 'mill' that is just wanting to get as many people in...He will listen to your complaints and systematically address each one."
"... I've also been trusting Dr Key with my back and neck issues for over two years as well. Efficient, effective, and trustworthy."