Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that is often described as pain, numbness, and tingling on the palmar side of the wrist due to entrapment of the Median nerve. This condition affects as many as 5% of the general population. The pain arises from the Median nerve, which controls muscles and sensation in the arm and wrist. It is comprised of branches of spinal nerves from the middle neck and upper back.
Often when subluxation is present in this area of the neck, we can see symptoms such as pain and numbness that present like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic care has long been known to help with this debilitating condition. A 2014 study reported on a woman with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands who had improvement following 5 chiropractic adjustments. When an adjustment is made to the cervical spine to relieve nerve pressure, the nerves can function more optimally and allow for reduction of symptoms.
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