Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel

Chiropractic care can help.

Chiropractic Carpal TunnelA recent study published in the Annual of Internal Medicine confirmed that chiropractic care is among the most frequently used types of care for persons suffering from carpal tunnel.

  1. Repetitive motion of hand and wrist motion may cause microtraumas. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  2. Problems in the neck can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.
  3. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.
Chiropractic Carpal Tunnel
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.
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 can result.
The median nerve connects to the spinal cord through openings between several bones in the lower neck. When these spinal bones lose their normal motion or position they can cause problems in the fingers and wrist.
After a thorough examination, specific adjustments will be performed where needed to help normalize structure and reduce nerve irritation. Normandale Chiropractic Health Center patients have had excellent results with their carpal tunnel problems.