Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition marked by a tingling or numbness sensation in the area of the wrist and hand, which may eventually cause weakness and wasting of the thumb muscles. It is found in pregnancy and in people who perform repetitive daily tasks with the fingers or hands, such as computer operators, cashiers or assembly line workers. While diabetes and an under-active thyroid should be ruled out, the usual cause of CTS is an irritation of nerves in the neck and/or wrist or forearm.
CTS is known as a double crush syndrome meaning that nerve compression may start in the neck, perhaps in the forearm and finally in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The problem is usually due to compression of the median nerve which runs from the fingertips, through the carpal tunnel, up the arm, through the shoulder and neck, and all the way to the spinal cord. If the bones in the neck and or wrist change position or lose normal movement, the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel can be felt from the neck to the fingers. Our Lake Mary chiropractors address carpal tunnel symptoms by adjusting the neck and wrist areas, reducing any unwanted pressure on the median nerve. Since the nerve travels along the arm and shoulders, a chiropractor may recognize the need to adjust these areas as well.
Our Lake Mary chiropractors may be able to help you eliminate the need for carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. Call our office today to see how we can help you with your carpal tunnel symptoms. We proudly serve the Lake Mary, Sanford, Longwood, and Metro Orlando areas.