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.
CALL US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
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.