Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
I love helping people with carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s one of the conditions that I’ve had a lot of success with.
Carpal tunnel is an anatomic location around the wrist that physically is a canal that the median nerve and tendons of the forearm pass through. There is connective tissue that surrounds the carpal tunnel called “retinaculum” which is believed to shorten and “put pressure” on the structures within the carpal tunnel which leads to numbness and tingling in the hand. This is the “textbook version” of carpal tunnel syndrome which in my experience does not occur that frequently.
What I more often see in patients who I’ve helped with carpal tunnel syndrome is they have radiculopathy from their cervicothoracic spine (i.e. lower neck and upper back). This means that the numbness and tingling they experience in their hands come from or is referred from neural disturbances in their spine and upper extremities (i.e. shoulders, arms, elbows, and wrists) due to subluxation. The lay term for subluxation is misalignment which occurs from overloads of stress in the spine and extremities. In addition, often muscles in their forearms are very tight which affects the nerves to their hands – leading to numbness and tingling in their hands.
What I do to help people with carpal tunnel syndrome is to correct subluxations in their spine, as well as in their shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands. I find that when I correct subluxations in these regions patients with carpal tunnel syndrome most often get better. Frequently, numbness and tingling in their hands resolves or drastically diminishes. I also work to help improve posture with patients with carpal tunnel syndrome because posture dramatically affects numbness and tingling in the arms and hands.
When subluxations are corrected, and your posture is improved, then your spine protects your nervous system the way it is designed to, which will allow your body to heal and repair. Your body responds by healing itself of carpal tunnel syndrome naturally without drugs or surgery.