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Discover Soft Tissue And Spine

Primary Location
6740 Cascade Rd., S.E., Ste. 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 956-1112
Fax: (616) 956-6265

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Tuesday7:30 - 12:30Closed
Wednesday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 12:30Closed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing.  When the wrist is poorly positioned, there isn’t enough space for the median nerve to travel to the hand.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the point where it passes through the wrist.  The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb-side of the ring finger.  It also supplies movement to part of the hand. The nerve enters the hand between the wrist bones (called the carpal bones) and the tough membrane that holds the bones together (the transverse carpal ligament).  This space is called the carpal tunnel.  Since the passageway is rigid, any swelling in this area can cause compression of the nerve (this is also called entrapment of the nerve).
 

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Overuse
  • Previous Trauma (Sprains/Fractures)
  • Metabolic Issues (Hypothyroid, RA)
  • Pregnancy

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

  • Weakness in One or Both Hands
  • Numbness or Tingling in the Thumb and Next Two or Three Fingers of One or Both Hands
  • Numbness or Tingling of the Palm of the Hand
  • Wrist or Hand Pain in One or Both Hands
  • Pain Extending to the Elbow
  • Impaired Fine Finger Movements (Coordination) in One or Both Hands
  • Weak Grip or Difficulty Carrying Bags (A Common Complaint)
  • Atrophy of the Muscular Bulge Under the Thumb

Treatment of Carpal Tunnel

Often times carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by conservative care. Here at Discover Chiropractic we utilize joint manipulation, manual soft tissue treatments, exercises and stretches to work on correcting symptoms and relieving pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. It is important to get a thorough examination to determine what treatment is right for you! To see if we can help you call 616-956-1112 today or request an appointment below.

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Featured Services

Chiropractic Dr. Lambert offers a variety of adjusting methods to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant chiropractic experience, including hands on and instrumentation adjustments. Soft Tissue Treatment Dr. Lambert  is different with his treatment in that he treats not only the joint component of injuries with conservative care, but he also treats the soft tissues, scar tissue, and adhesions in the soft tissues that contribute to pain a lot of the time.  Dr. Lambert has over 19 years of experience with providing treatment to musculoskeletal injuries. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

Soft Tissue Work and Chiropractor Works!  Besides professional service and friendliness, the soft tissue has been a blessing. It is a mix of PT and Chiro. I no longer have the headaches I had and he is helping my hip!

Patty
Grand Rapids, MI

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Tuesday7:30 - 12:30Closed
Wednesday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 12:30Closed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 - 12:30 7:30 - 12:30 9:00 - 12:30 9:00 - 12:30 7:30 - 12:30 Closed Closed
2:30 - 6:00 Closed 2:30 - 6:00 2:30 - 6:00 Closed

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  • 6740 Cascade Rd., S.E., Ste. 4 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • (616) 956-1112
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