Every day many office staff, factory workers and many others receive micro-trauma to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems can result in
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.
If placing your hands back to back produces an increase in numbness, tingling or pain, you could have a Carpal Tunnel problem. Have someone try and pull your thumb and finger apart…. If there is weakness it could be related to a Carpal Tunnel problem.
The major nerve controlling the thumb, the index and parts of the middle and ring finger is called the Median Nerve which travels through the bones in your neck and shoulder, past your elbow and through your Carpal Tunnel to your finger.
The median nerve, tendons and blood vessels pass through the “tunnel” and if any of the bones forming it should “collapse” or lock, inflammation, tingling and pain can result.
Many wrist conditions are aggravated by improper motion of the elbow, shoulder, and spinal joints. Any of these joints can irritate the nerves to the wrist and fingers.
After a thorough examination your chiropractor can perform adjustments to help reduce nerve irritation.
If you think you may have some symptoms related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome contact us for an appointment with your Chiropractor.