Carpal Tunnel is a condition where a patient experiences a numbness, burning, or painful sensation in the wrist/base of their palm. While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very bothersome it is commonly misdiagnosed. The nerve responsible for the pain in your wrist, while you might think it is being pinched in the carpal tunnel, it might actually be pinched or obstructed “up-stream” in the neck. Particularly your mid to lower neck. This is especially true if you have carpal tunnel-like symptoms in both hands. A few things to look for:
-Do you have your symptoms in both hands?
-Do you get frequent neck pain or headaches?
-Does stretching your wrist/forearm muscles do nothing for the symptoms?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could very well have a structural shift in your neck which is mimicking carpal tunnel.
At Align Chiropractic, our focus will be on a thorough structural restoration of your spine. This is accomplished without any forceful manipulation, or aggressive twisting. By correcting the structure of the spine, it will relieve pressure on the disc and nerves that are causing your carpal tunnel-like symptoms. If you are experiencing any wrist pain or carpel tunnel pain, feel free to call 952-595-6337 or click above to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors.