Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Millions of Americans have jobs that can have damaging effects on the hands and arms. Repetitive movements performed in a poor position can cause micro-trauma to the hands and wrists. This repetitive trauma over time combined with joint dysfunction and spinal problems may result in a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Median Nerve Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is irritation of the median nerve, a nerve in your hand that travels from the spinal cord in the lower neck down the arm and through the wrist into the fingers. It innervates your thumb, pointer and middle fingers. Often with compression of the median nerve from the neck, elbow, or wrist, a person will experience symptoms such as tingling or numbness in areas of the hand, wrist pain, weakness, burning and loss of muscle function. Frequent chiropractic care may help alleviate carpal tunnel symptoms, improve range-of-motion and flexibility, and is a gentle and noninvasive alternative to surgery.
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