CTS is a condition where your hand experiences a numbness, pain, or tingling as a result of a pinched nerve that travels through the wrist.
The median nerve, one of the main nerves of your hand, originates in your neck and travels through a thin and rigid region in your wrist known as the carpal tunnel. When the carpal bones at the base of your wrist move closer together, the tissues surrounding the median nerve become inflamed causing the carpal tunnel to narrow.
The nerve becomes pinched, causing the person to experience the numbing sensation that radiates pain throughout the hand.
Overuse of the wrist and related joints throughout the hand and arm are a common cause of CTS. By assessing the positioning and flexion of the wrist, a chiropractor will perform adjustments that alleviate tension and realign the carpal bones, allowing the tissue inflammation pinching the nerve to subside over time.
Seeking chiropractic treatment first can help you avoid the side-effects experienced from pain killers, steroids, or surgery. Allow us to treat the root of your pain in a natural way.