Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Many people believe that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) originates in the wrist. While TRUE carpal tunnel does reside in the wrist,  many of the symptoms associated with it actually do not originate in the wrist area. Symptoms include tingling, pain, and numbness in the hands. More often, the cause is in the neck. The nerves that exit the neck go into the arms and hands so if the spine is misaligned there is pressure on the nerves, causing the “Carpal Tunnel” symptoms. The problem is that most people don’t realize this and will get surgery on their wrists, only to realize after that they are still having the same symptoms and the surgery was a waste of time and money.

If you or someone you know has symptoms of CTS, before going the aggresive route, start conservatively and get a chiropractic checkup. A chiropractor will be able to tell if the symptoms are caused from the neck or the arm/wrist. If it’s from the neck, in most cases chiropractic adjustments will eliminate the need for more aggresive strategies.

Published in: on September 4, 2008 at 6:36 pm  Leave a Comment