Most people don’t realize that Carpal tunnel syndrome can be fixed by chiropractic care. Carpal tunnel syndrome is actually quite easy to fix…truth be told…carpal tunnel syndrome is the most over-diagnosed dysfunction in North America. In actuality, carpal tunnel syndrome is misdiagnosed in 95% of cases.
If you look back into a person’s health history you will almost always find that they have been in a whiplash event about 10-20 years ago. This whiplash injury changes the mechanics of the spine, alters the function of the ligaments, tendons and starts the arthritic process. The altered mechanics of the neck cause the bones to change, edema to start and pressure to be put on the nerves that exit from the neck and go down to the hands and the shoulders. Check out the term ‘dermatome’ on google and look at the images. You will see that the nerves in the neck go down to the hands and fingers. So, when these nerves are tractioned, pinched, crushed or impinged upon in any way the numbness and tingling that is felt is down where the nerves terminate…the forearms, hands and fingers.