A 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.
- 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.
- Problems in the neck can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness,
or a loss of strength in the hands.
- Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength
in the hands.
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.