The Link Between Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you pregnant? Are you experiencing wrist pain or tingling in your hands? Well you might not be alone as you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Now carpal tunnel syndrome is typically due to repetitive actions with your hands and wrists or through over use. Work and sports can trigger episodes. With pregnancy, hormones can cause inflammation and it isn’t unheard of for things such as carpal tunnel syndrome to form.

Several studies back this up. In one large study, researchers looked at pregnant women in their third trimester and discovered that close to a quarter of these women suffered from wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. They also discovered that the older the woman, the more prone to it she was. Diabetes and being left handed were other factors that contributed too.

Another study followed women beyond pregnancy to see if the condition cleared up once birth had occurred. In almost 60% of cases, it hadn’t and a small portion of that actually found the condition had worsened. It wasn’t until 3 years later that the sample broke even with 50% suffering and the other half not.

So it’s certainly a condition that is affected by pregnancy but fortunately there is a solution. Chiropractic care. Now the earlier you get this seen to, the easier it is to treat and help prevent from happening again. So if you are experiencing pain or numbness in your hands, come in for us to treat you. We can certainly help with this.

And of course, you don’t even have to be pregnant to be treated for carpal tunnel syndrome. It can occur at any time and for many reasons including those already mentioned. Chiropractic care can really help the condition, lessen the impact of it and ultimately clear it up altogether.

If you are in pain, do not hesitate in contacting us today. Do not go for surgery until you have tried the above. We are walk in friendly and would love to help you out of pain. Call today (509) 327-4049 or simply walk in and we will help you.