Have you ever sat back and thought about all the ways we use our hands? We use our hands on a daily basis to grab, push and pull. These repetitive movements can lead to serious health problems involving the hands, wrists and arms.
Did you know that you have 27 bones in each hand? They are held together by tiny ligaments and controlled by a series of muscles. When you use your hands while they are positioned incorrectly it will cause them to become compromised and weak. They will eventually become injured. The tiny bones of the wrist and hand can actually lose their healthy alignment due to these unnatural movements. When the wrist or hand bones become misaligned, it can cause irritation and stress to the muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments and nerves. This will result in a loss of healthy hand and wrist function which, in turn, may trigger symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, burning and even a reduction of finger and grip strength.
Never assume that there needs to some kind of big traumatic event that causes hand pain to develop. It is more common to develop these conditions over time with more repetitive, daily activities. Such as writing, typing or carrying in too many bags of groceries because you refused to make two trips. Even though there are many different causes of hand pain, numbness, tingling and other symptoms, a majority of the time the cause of the problem comes down to a mechanical dysfunction or small misalignments of one or more of those 27 bones in your hands and wrists.
Hand Pain treatment
So what is the best solution to restoring normal function, strength and healthy alignment to the hands and wrists? Using a specific, gentle joint manipulation procedure (known as a hand adjustment) by a trained expert. Dr. Birdsall provides these specific and gentle adjustments. He is a trained expert in performing specific, gentle adjustments to the 27 bones of the wrist/hand. You may be familiar with chiropractic care as it relates to the spine; however the idea of having your hand and wrist adjusted is a whole new concept to most people.
With standard chiropractic practices, a chiropractor will improve a patient’s back pain condition by administering a gentle, specific adjustment to a misaligned vertebra in the spine. Similarly, Dr. Birdsall will provide his hand patients with a specific, gentle adjustment to the misaligned hand and/or wrist bones thereby helping to restore function and provide relief. Because the chiropractor is actually improving the alignment of the misaligned hand/wrist bones it is truly getting to the root cause of the underlying problem.