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Driving Your Pain Away With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

When it comes to carpal tunnel syndrome, some people only think it affects those who sit in front of a computer, typing for hours on end. And while this is certainly true for many cases, carpal tunnel can also be found in another type of work. A type that shares many of the same factors that contribute to the pain, factors like repetitive motions and bent wrists. Want to know what it is? Well, if you drive for a living, you may want to be on high alert because carpal tunnel syndrome could be on your tail.

The Downside to Driving

Whether you drive a truck across the country or spend your days driving strangers around town, it's good to be aware of the symptoms and dangers of carpal tunnel syndrome. Like most medical conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome can appear when you least expect it and if not addressed as soon as possible, can lead to significant damage down the road. It's important to familiarize yourself with the symptoms so take a look at a few of them below.

  • Tingling and numbness in the fingers
  • Pain up the arm
  • Loss of strength
  • Weakened grip
  • Forearm tenderness
  • Pain during the night or early in the morning

It Can Get Worse

If you don't address this condition in the early stages, it can get worse. The pain can become so bad, in fact, that you could be severely limited with what you can do. But that's not all. At its worst, it can cause permanent damage. You definitely don't want it to get to that point, so take the time to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as you can. Here's how chiropractic care can help.

  • Brings proper alignment back to the joints in your spine and extremities
  • Improves joint function and mobility
  • Soothes irritated nerves and restores function to the nervous system
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds the healing and recovery process

Other Things to Consider

In addition to routine chiropractic care, you may also want to consider the following if you spend the majority of your time behind a wheel.

  • Switch hands frequently while driving
  • Wear a brace that will help keep the wrist and hand straight
  • Position your hands evenly on the steering wheel
  • Avoid talking on your cell phone while driving
  • Take frequent breaks

Driving With Ease

Don't become a distracted driver because your hands hurt! Take care of your carpal tunnel pain now by making some simple adjustments to the way you drive and seeing your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic regularly. It's time to get back on the road to pain-free driving!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.

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