Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), or median neuropathy at the wrist, is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, leading to paresthesia, numbness and muscle weakness in the hand. The diagnosis of CTS is often misapplied to patients who have activity-related arm pain.

Under conventional or allopathic medicine, the recommendation is usually to undergo surgery which only treats the immediate symptoms or body signals that the patient presents with instead of focusing on the root cause of the problem.

Under chiropractic care, carpal tunnel syndrome is often found to be caused by imbalances to the nerve supply due to repetitive stress on the muscles. By using specific chiropractic adjustments to correct the structural misalignments from the arm all the way back up to the cervical spine (neck), imbalances to the nerve supply are restored and the pain and numbness rapidly diminish. In addition to the adjustments, specific exercises are also taught to re-strengthen the overused muscles.