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Is It Really Carpal Tunnel?

carpal tunnel syndrome and chiropractic care

Your wrist problem may be a misalignment of one or more joints in your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist.

Many doctors think that any pain in the hand, fingers or wrist can be labeled as carpal tunnel syndrome. But that could be a big mistake since most arm, hand and finger pain occurs due to problems with the nerves in your neck.

The carpal tunnel is a band of ligaments and small bones in your wrist. Painful symptoms can result when nerves are compressed by a collapse of this nerve “tunnel.”

The Spine

Many are surprised to learn that the cause of their wrist problem may be due to functional changes to one or more joints of the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Subluxations in the upper spine may compromise the workings of any structure between it and the tip of your littlest finger. This is often called the double crush syndrome.

At-home Carpal Tunnel Syndrome test

Click here to try this at-home carpal tunnel test.

Other Extremities

Shoulders, hip problems, knees, ankles and even jaw problems have been shown to respond to chiropractic care. Find out before resorting to more drastic treatments such as surgery!

Chiropractic First

It just makes sense to take the more conservative approach first: chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last! Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out what safe and natural chiropractic may do for you.

How To Fix Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Naturally

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can chiropractic repair bone spurs?
    Bone spurs and other arthritic change to joints throughout the body is a common response to long-standing malfunction. While no research exists, restoring proper joint function is hoped to at least slow this degenerative process.
  • Does cracking your knuckles cause damage?
    Limited studies suggest that knuckle cracking does not damage the metacarpal joints of the hand. While there may be danger of overextending already loose knuckle joints, adding motion to these or other joints of the body is best left to an experienced chiropractor.
  • Is it okay to wear a wrist brace?
    A brace is often prescribed to help protect the wrist and reduce mobility. While it may alleviate certain symptoms, it virtually ignores the malfunctioning joints causing the problem. The chiropractic approach is to help restore proper motion to affected joints and strengthen supporting muscles and soft tissues. While this may require some type of ongoing supportive care, many patients are able to resume their activities without bracing.

Dr. Christopher Kawa, Discover Chiropractic | (732) 920-8844