The word “carpal” refers to the small bones that are located in your wrist. These bones allow the wrist to move and rotate vertically, horizontally, and laterally. Within this set of bones is the median nerve. This nerve is compressed inside the bone tunnel of your carpal bones. If this nerve becomes pinched or stressed, it can cause immense pain throughout your wrist and hand. Symptoms are extreme pain, discomfort, numbness, and muscle weakness in the particular hand or wrist that is being affected.
Conventional treatment involves somewhat invasive procedures including cortisone injections to actual surgery on your wrist or hand. With Santa Rosa Chiropractic we will accurately diagnose if you actually have carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS); it is possible that your symptoms may not be from CTS at all, but originating from built up pressure from the neck or shoulder area. The process is totally non-evasive and involves decompressing the vertebrae to relieve the pressure on nerves linked to your arms and hands. Chiropractic treatment for CTS is an excellent place to start relieving the pain in your wrist, and definitely should be considered before more aggressive treatments, such as drugs or surgery, are attempted.