Can Chiropractic help Carpal Tunnel?

Pain and weakness in the wrist is often attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome.  The carpal tunnel is formed by bones in the wrist.  The median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass through this opening.  If one or more of the bones that form this tunnel should “collapse,” inflammation, nerve pressure, and pain can result.

The median nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel originates in your neck and travels down the arm to your hand.  A misalignment in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist can all cause the symptoms of carpal tunnel. Chiropractic can address all these areas to correct nerve pressure anywhere along the path of this nerve.

Chiropractic adjustments to the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck can all affect any “carpal tunnel” symptoms and along with proper ergonomics, can fix the problem.  Surgery that involves cutting structures around the carpal tunnel is often an unnecessary and expensive procedure.  Try a non-invasive chiropractic approach first!