Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Millions of Americans have jobs which can have damaging effects on the hands and arms. Repetitive movements performed in a poor position can cause micro-trauma to the hands and wrists. This repetitive trauma over time combined with joint dysfunction and spinal problems may result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve, which is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome, travels from spinal cord from the lower neck, down the arm, through the wrist and to the tips of the fingers. If one or more of these structures are affected including the neck, symptoms of wrist pain, numbness, weakness, burning and loss of muscle function can occur. Chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome can potentially eliminate the need for a surgery or prescription medication. Frequent chiropractic care improves range-of-motion and flexibility, and is a gentle and noninvasive alternative to the the harsh effects and long-term recovery period of surgery.