Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling in your hands, arms and wrists? Are you waking up at night with numbness or tingling in your hands? Carpal tunnel is just one cause of these symptoms. We can evaluate your symptoms and determine their source and customize treatments to relieve your pain. Often times the problem lies not in the wrist but further up in the elbow, shoulder and even neck and upper back. By combining adjustments, therapies, myofascial release, and even Acupuncture we can help. We may even offer botanical and homeopathic recommendations to synergistically help.

The major nerve controlling the thumb, index, and parts of the middle, and ring finger is called the median nerve. From the tip of your fingers, it travels through the bones in bones of your wrist, past your elbow, up your arm, through your shoulder and neck, and finally to your spinal cord. Problems can develop in one or more of these areas.

The carpal “tunnel” is formed by bones in the wrist. The median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass through this opening. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel should “collapse, inflammation, nerve pressure, and painful symptoms can result.

The median nerve connects to the spinal cord through openings between several bones in the lower neck. When these spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, they can cause problems in the finger or the wrist.

After a thorough examination and history we will perform specific adjustments where needed, to help normalize structure and function. This will help restore nerve function. Given time, conservative treatment will offer excellent results without drugs or surgery.