What Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Feel Like?
You may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) if you experience tingling and numbness in the hand, fingers, and wrist, swelling of the fingers, dry palms, blanching of the hand, or intense pain in the hand. Some individuals experience similar symptoms in the upper arm, elbow, shoulder, or neck as well. The drug-free chiropractic approach of releasing stress and freeing your body of subluxations has helped millions who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome arises when the median nerve that runs through the tunnel-like structure in the carpal (wrist) bone is irritated. Anyone can develop CTS because of the anatomy of the wrist, health problems, or through over-use of the wrist. Other causes are rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, Paget’s disease, multiple myeloma, acromegaly, and gout. It is thought to be more common in women because the carpal area is typically smaller in women than it is in men. Individuals with an underactive thyroid are also more susceptible to developing CTS.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Since most people who do repetitive tasks do not get CTS, there appears to be a contributing factor to this condition. In many people, the main problem may be the health of the structural system, which is why any individual suffering from CTS should see a chiropractor to ensure that their spinal column and structural system are properly aligned and free from nerve pressure. Not only are the wrists being used to perform everyday tasks, but the neck and entire spinal column are also involved.
Subluxations have been observed in many patients who have carpal tunnel or related hand and wrist problems. In fact, nerve compression in the neck can block the flow of nutrients to the nerves in the arm, shoulder, wrist and related areas, and make them more susceptible to injury.