Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Traditionally thinking, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by the cumulative damage of repetitive wrist and hand motions. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands. The carpal “tunnel” refers to the space created by the bones in the wrist. A spinal nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass through this opening. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel should “collapse”, then inflammation, nerve pressure, and painful symptoms can result.
However, the nerve, which supplies your hand with information, starts at the spinal bones in the lower neck. When these spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, they too can cause problems and symptoms in the fingers and wrist. In addition, bones or muscles in the shoulder, elbow or forearm may entrap this nerve, called the median nerve. Thus, carpal tunnel syndrome may not be “just” a wrist problem.
Doctors of chiropractic are trained to find and correct the problem at any of these crucial junctions. Specific chiropractic adjustments can help return malfunctioning joints to normal motion and position. When this occurs, nagging symptoms are resolved.
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, then schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation and examination today. Dr. Larson has had tremendous success helping patients with this condition. Call today!