This condition is most commonly associated with people who are constantly using a computer. Typing is a motion that, when performed repetitively and with poor posture, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, or a burning sensation. The nerves in the fingertips travel through the wrist, up the arm, and into the neck. The spine is the center of the nervous system, and the pain in your hands and wrists can be relieved by your chiropractor with concentrated spinal and joint adjustments.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist. This space lets certain tendons and a major nerve pass from the forearm into the hand. Tingling and numbness are the most common symptoms of CTS. Some people may suffer from hand pain or a weakened grip. A thorough exam by your Chiropractor will uncover whether the symptoms are truly CTS or a nerve irritation at the base of your neck. Both conditions that cause the following symptoms are treatable without surgery.
- A dull ache in the wrist and forearm with pain radiating into the fingers.
- Tingling and numbness.
- Pain that is worse at night.