Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic:
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 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
their normal motion or position, they can cause problems in the fingers and
After a thorough examination, your chiropractor
will perform specific adjustments where needed, to help normalize structure and
reduce nerve irritation. When given time, conservative, chiropractic care has produced
excellent results with carpal tunnel problems without drugs or surgery.