Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition marked by a tingling or numbness sensation in the area of the wrist and hand. It is found in people who perform repetitive daily tasks with the fingers or hands, whether at their jobs or doing recreational activities. An irritation begins at the median nerve which runs from the fingertips, up the arm, through the shoulder and neck, and all the way to the spinal cord. Because the spinal cord and upper back have this connection to the hand and wrist area, a chiropractor may be able to alleviate the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Chiropractic care may eliminate the need for surgery or drugs. If there are misalignments in the neck which irritate the median nerve, the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel can be felt all the way down to the wrist and fingers. A chiropractor can analyze the neck and make adjustments to the bones to lessen any unwanted pressure on, or damage to, the median nerve. Since the nerve travels along the arm and shoulders, these areas may need to be adjusted as well.