There are eight Carpal wrist bones and each one can be dislocated in a traumatic accident that involves a lot of pressure being put through the wrist, such as a fall on an outstretched hand. A complete dislocation involves an extreme amount of trauma and a visit to the ER to determine if there is damage to any of the surrounding structures (arteries, veins and nerves). In less severe cases the carpal bones can Sublux in relation to one another. This is a situation where the bones are not fully dislocated, but they are not aligned like they are meant to be. This will create a lot of pain on using the wrist and hand, especially at the extreme ends of motion.
Signs and Symptoms:
Someone suffering from a subluxated wrist will complain of wrist pain during almost all activities, but the pain is not enough to stop them from what they are doing. The pain began after a traumatic event involving the wrist and they have been experiencing the dull pain ever since. Oftentimes there is no associated swelling and palpation over the bones involved may or may not be tender.
Wrist dislocations, after they have been assessed, stabilized and determined that there is no associated damage; and wrist subluxations have been found to respond very well to conservative chiropractic care.
If you or someone you know is suffering needlessly from wrist pain following a dislocation or from a subluxation, call Advanced Healthcare and have Dr. Pisarek design a customized treatment protocol, without the use of drugs or surgery, that will have you on the road to living pain free today!