Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition know as carpal tunnel syndrome.

The major nerve controlling the thumb, index, and parts of the middle and ring finger is called the median nerve. From the tip of your fingers, it travels through the bones in your wrist, past your elbow, up your arm, through your shoulder and neck, and finally to your spinal cord. Problems can develop in one or more of these areas.

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 forming this tunnel should “collapse,” inflammation, nerve pressure, and painful symptoms can result. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands.

The median never connects to the spinal cord through openings between several bones in the lower neck. When these spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, they can cause problems in the fingers and wrist.

If you’re suffering from carpal tunnel and need a chiropractor near the Elizabeth, Mckeesport, & Clairton PA areas and you want natural relief and treatment, don’t wait, schedule your appointment today! 412-673-0990

How long will I need chiropractic care?

Treatment times vary based upon 3 factors: age, overall health, & the severity of your problem to begin with. Most problems require a few visits to treat. It takes time for the muscles, ligaments, & soft tissue around the joints being adjusted to adapt to their repositioning. Just like when people have teeth that need repositioned, it takes awhile for the braces to move them back in place for the same reason. Some patients see quick improvement and then immediately discontinue their care. They often suffer a relapse since muscles and soft tissues have not had time to fully heal. Others discover that degenerative changes to their spines make periodic checkups a worthwhile investment. We’ll make recommendations, but how long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you.