Carpal Tunnel

Causes and Symptoms

Repetitive hand and wrist motion may cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Every day, assembly line workers, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, and many others, receive micro-traumas to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.

If placing your hands back to back produces an increase in numbness, tingling or pain, you could have a carpal tunnel problem.

Have someone try to pull your thumb and finger apart.
If your fingers seem weak, it could be related to a carpal tunnel problem.

Chiropractic Treatment

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