If you are experiencing tingling or numbness in your first three fingers hand or wrist, or are experiencing weakness or pain in these areas, you may be experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The carpal tunnel is a small tunnel like area in your wrist where a nerve passes through from your arm to you fingers. If the nerve (median nerve) becomes trapped or pinched here, you may develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Fortunately, not all wrist pain should be called CTS. It is important to determine, if in fact, the symptoms are being caused by the pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, or if there is a different cause of the problem. It is VERY common for these types of symptoms to exist when there is a neck misalignment, history of auto injury, or other spinal condition. The nerves of the neck control all the nerves of our arms and hands. If the nerves of the neck are being compressed, wrist and hand pain is a common symptom. Your chiropractor is trained to determine whether your condition is a true Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
In many cases your chiropractor can use physical therapy or manipulation of the wrist to alleviate the symptoms of true CTS. If it is determined by your chiropractor that the cause of your symptoms are due to a neck-related situation, a series of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Whatever the cause, be assured that we will do our best to lead you in the most appropriate direction for the resolution of your health issue.
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