Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Identify The Region of The Median Nerve Compression
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Have you been experiencing numbness, tingling and discomfort in your wrist, middle and index fingers that comes and goes? It is always important to understand your condition before you can decide on the most effective treatment option. Carpal tunnel syndrome is not just a condition that involves wrist pain; it commonly involves more than one structure particularly the NECK. Ask yourself this question how do you know your hand numbness, tingling and discomfort or even pain, is not actually part of a neck problem?
WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
Carpal tunnel, as the name suggests is a passage on the palm side of the wrist. It houses and protects one of the major nerves of the hand called the median nerve. OVER USE of the hand in such a way that it compresses the passing median nerve in this tunnel can lead to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and this is the classical description. However carpal tunnel syndrome is more complex than that, really it means that the median nerve is being compressed SOMEWHERE ALONG IT's PATH from the NECK to the WRIST.
Sometimes, the compression is evident in the region of the wrist and the discomfort goes away with the appropriate treatment, many times it does not go away and your symptoms evolve into a chronic condition. In these cases, none of the traditional carpal tunnel treatments help other than temporary relief of the problem at best.
5 Potential Compression Sites
1. Neck (by far the most common)
2. Thoracic Outlet
WHAT IF THE COMPRESSION IS NOT IN THE WRIST?
If you are experiencing the symptoms ofcarpal tunnel syndrome and your doctors have beenunable to identify the root-cause, it would be a good idea to undergo a thorough examination of the entire length of the median nerve starting from the region of the neck down to your fingers. There are 5 common places these nerves can be impinged. By far the most common is the NECK, and the NECK is also by far the most commonly overlooked source of carpal tunnel symptoms.
UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is a natural conservative solution to these never-ending wrist pains if the source of compression is on the upper side of the pathway of the median nerve.
If you live in or near Boise, Idaho you can learn more about the principles of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. Elaboration on how daily activities of living, sports, or in some cases accidents leading to abnormal whiplash like movements of the head can result in the misalignment of the upper two cervical vertebrae. This type of misalignment is called SUBLUXATION, this creates a global problem in the lower spine and over time will cause excessive wear and tear of the spinal joints and nerves passing through the NECK. If this misalignment causes pressure on the roots of the nerves below in the lower cervical vertebrae, it can literally mimic carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
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Dr. Grayson Blom at Upper Cervical Health Centers Boise, Idaho is trained and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Blom is also one of the few Doctors in the state of Idaho trained and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure. We are dedicated to helping patients just like you, who suffer and have not responded to other types of care.
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Traumas to the head, neck, or spine
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Intervention Can Ease The Effects of Parkinson's Disease
The numbers are staggering when it comes to how many people are suffering from Parkinson's Disease. It is estimated that approximately ten million Americans carry this burden, an illness that generally strikes as one ages, yet can strike before the age of fifty as well. Parkinson's Disease generally is first diagnosed when a twitching or slight tremor begins in the fingers. As the illness becomes more advanced, uncontrolled shaking is a common result, as well as stiffness, slurred speech, and loss of memory. It's extremely frustrating for its victims as their bodies go out of control. A combination of medications is generally used to relieve symptoms in a disease that becomes progressively worse over time. However, Studies showing natural Parkinson's treatment offers promising news for those who are trying to hold Parkinson's Disease at bay. Known as upper cervical chiropractic treatment, it involves a specific chiropractic approach that targets the upper cervical spine.
Targeting The Neck In Order To Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Disease Patients
Upper cervical chiropractic therapy was developed over forty years ago and targets one of the most complicated parts of the body, the neck. The intricate system of vertebrae and nerves that run through the upper spine, connecting the brain to the rest of the body, has a major impact on a person's well-being. When in proper alignment, the central nervous system is allowed to communicate freely with the rest of the body as messages travel from the brain to other areas. However, when there is a misalignment due to an accident or injury, it can have a negative impact on a person's health. Victims of Parkinson's Disease often experience an imbalance in the upper cervical portion of the spine and in virtually all cases can remember an accident or injury that predates the onset of symptoms. With Natural Parkinson's treatment methods, they can experience the benefits of a gentle, non-invasive approach that is changing lives.
Studies Show Promising Results For Victims of Parkinson's Disease
Studies highlight the benefits that upper cervical chiropractic therapy have had for patients suffering, especially a 60-year-old man who had been dealing with the damaging effects of Parkinson's Disease for seven years. While his illness began with a slight twitch in his finger, his condition deteriorated considerably over time to the point that his left leg became rigid, body tremors occurred often, his speech became slurred, and his memory was affected as well. Over the course of regular treatment, the subject of the study experienced a marked improvement in symptoms. He had more flexibility and an improved range of motion, a restoration of his balance, was able to sleep better, and had higher energy levels as well. Thanks to regular upper cervical chiropractic check ups with adjustments when necessary, friends and family noticed a marked improvement in this subject's life. Other participants in the study found themselves returning to activities that had become a thing of the past due to the negative impact Parkinson's Disease had on their lives. Upper cervical chiropractic care should be considered as a natural treatment option by anyone experiencing Parkinson's Disease.
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1. Elster, EL; Upper Cervical Chiropractic Management of A Patient with Parkinsons's Disease: A Case Report; JMPT 2000 - OCT; 23(8): 573-577
2. Malachowski, T; Rubinstein, R; Improved Health Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease Utilizing Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Protocol: A Case Series; J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research; 2014 - MAY.
If you are struggling with the question, ‘is my chronic neck pain a serious condition?’ We have the answer for you! Neck pains are usually the first symptoms of serious health risks that you can develop in the future. This is because neck pains are often related to cervical spine abnormalities. As these vertebrae house the lower brainstem and spinal cord, which are the structures that transmits messages from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain, neck pains should not be ignored. These symptoms can be due to a much more serious, underlying cause. Known as Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC).
What If You Ignore Your Neck Pain?
Due to the sensitive anatomy of the cervical spinal joints, if these vertebrae are forced to tilt, shift or rotate abnormally, due to Atlas Subluxation Complex then neck pain may be the only indication at first. The neck pain that you are now experiencing is probably the first symptom of a major health risk that is about to follow.
If one of the upper two vertebrae is out of its normal position, the head will shift away from its natural center of gravity relative to the body below. This results in body imbalance, extending from head to toe. Your head will tilt to one side, and over time you will develop a low shoulder, a high hip, and a short leg, in virtually all cases your shoulder and hips will twist out of proper position as well. Chronic neck pain is an indicator that there is a problem in the upper cervical vertebrae.
If this condition is not treated, the abnormal pressure on the vertebrae can lead to degenerative changes in the areas that come under high stress due to body imbalance. Therefore, even if you try taking medications such as painkillers to minimize the severity of the pain, the underlying cause has to be corrected and if it is not corrected the problem will only get worse over time.
The increasing reliance on complex medical procedures that have a high failure rate like spinal surgeries has made people lose their trust in medicine. What we need to understand is that the human body is a collection of living cells all working together; therefore, it possesses a phenomenal ability to heal and regulate itself. However, for this to occur you cannot violate the principles of health. A properly functioning nervous system is the keystone to health. This is the foundation on which all other principles of health are built. Everyone should have their nervous system evaluated by a competent Upper Cervical Chiropractor to make sure this mind and body interaction if fully functional.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for neck pain depends on precision in this non-invasive procedure. It works to correct the misalignment of the upper most vertebrae of the spine that gives you relief from your neck pain as the body begins to first right itself and then heal itself.
Are You Looking For Neck Pain Relief In Boise Idaho?
Many patients that suffer with mysterious conditions complain that their family and general practitioners misunderstand them. Now, if you are reading this you are in the right place and you have our sympathies. We possess the expertise to give you the best natural treatment available!
Dr. Grayson Blom works with a nationwide group of Doctors expertly trained and specializing in the Upper Cervical procedure. We are dedicated to helping patients just like you who suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, back pain and other spinal related conditions. To schedule an appointment give us a call at (208) 559-0541or you can click the link below to schedule an appointment.