FAQs About Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel – Answered by our Las Vegas Acupuncturist
Peter Lok Acupuncture provides natural relief for carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are searching for an acupuncturist in Las Vegas to eliminate wrist pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, we invite you to our healing clinic. We offer wellness education and part of our goal is to provide answers to your frequently asked questions.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
It is a condition in which the nerve in your wrist is being compromised. This nerve is positioned through a small protective tunnel and if this tunnel is decreased through injury or overuse, the nerve signal flow is affected. Our carpal tunnel treatment in Las Vegas can restore this nerve signal flow.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
The most common symptom and the one that will first get your attention is wrist pain. You may feel this pain especially upon waking and then it may ease as you begin to move your hands and arms. In other situations, the pain may remain throughout the day. You may also experience a weakness in your grip strength or in your individual fingers. Your hands and fingers may also feel numb or have a tingling or burning sensation. In addition, your wrist and hand mobility is limited.
How did I get carpal tunnel syndrome?
You may have injured your wrist in a slip and fall or many people experience this syndrome from overuse and repetitive movements. For example, if you play golf or tennis, the wrist is under stress and this may affect the nerves in your wrist. Many people experience carpal tunnel syndrome from extensive use of a computer which places stress on the wrist and the nerves.
How can I prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?
Avoiding repetitive movements and overuse is the best way to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, but we can also show you strengthening and stretching exercises to support wrist strength. Our health staff may also make suggestions regarding better ways to position your hands while working on a computer or performing household chores.
How can our acupuncturist treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
Our acupuncturist, Dr. Peter Lok, evaluates your condition to determine if the nerve is interrupted. The placement of needles just beneath the skin’s surface alters healthy nerve signals between the fingers, to improve hand function without the use of surgery.
Our acupuncture treatments decrease carpal tunnel symptoms by stimulating the body’s natural production of adenosine and cortisol. Adenosine is a natural painkiller, while cortisol is an anti-inflammatory substance.
Contact Peter Lok Acupuncture in Las Vegas for Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Do you need drug-free, natural relief from your carpal tunnel pain? Contact Peter Lok Acupuncture for treatment today by calling us at (702) 732-0178.