Carpal tunnel symptoms are becoming more and more of a problem. This painful condition can lead to loss or work and even inability to do work.
What Is Carpal Tunnel?
If you are experiencing pain in your wrist and or hand, there’s a good possibility you are dealing with carpal tunnel. This pain results when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel. A small boney canal in the wrist. The pain can be anything from numbness and tingling to severe and shooting.
It is thought today by most chiropractors that the symptoms of carpal tunnel are related to two areas. They can be related to misalignments in the carpal bones, but they can also be related to misalignments in the lower neck and upper back. The nerves that end up in your wrist exit the spine at the base of your neck. Even a slight pressure on the nerves there can lead to painful symptoms in the wrists and hands.
It’s very common for anyone sitting or using their hands frequently to develop problems in their upper back and lower neck. As time goes on, and this problem is left uncorrected, it can lead to swelling and pressure on the nerves exiting the spine.