Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by the cumulative damage of repetitive wrist and hand motions.

 

Every day, assembly line workers, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, and many others, receive microtraumas to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

Nerves that pass through the “carpal tunnel” exit the spine in the neck area..

 

The major nerve controlling the thumb, index, and parts of the middle, and ring finger is called the median nerve. From the tip of your fingers, it travels through the bones in your wrist, past your elbow, up your arm, through your shoulder and neck, and finally to your spinal cord. Problems can develop in one or more of these areas.

 

Problems in the neck can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.

 

The carpal “tunnel” is formed by bones in the wrist. The median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass through this opening. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel should collapse, inflammation, nerve, pressure, and painful symptoms in the wrist area can result.

 

A thorough examination can detect problems which may be the cause or contributing factor of your wrist pain.

 

After a thorough examination, your chiropractic doctor will perform specific adjustments where needed to help normalize structure and reduce nerve irritation. When given time, conservative, chiropractic care has produced excellent results with carpal tunnel problems – without drugs or surgery.

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