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Can Headaches and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome be connected?

Posted Apr 06 2010 12:00am

San Francisco Carpal Tunnel Doctor  comments on Pinched Nerve in the Neck :

Pinched nerve in neck
We have been helping patients with headache and carpal tunnel symptoms in San Francisco since 1992 at Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic).

During this time, we have probably seen every possible combination of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) related signs and symptoms...especially the combination of arm/hand pain and headaches.

Why is this...What do CTS symptoms and headaches have in common?

Well...a primary cause of both headaches and carpal tunnel SYMPTOMS is pressure on the nerves in the neck from pinched nerves. So it is very common for patients to present with both conditions.

But there is good news.

The same treatment we would do at our San Francisco Chiropractic Clinic for neck related headaches (including migraines) can help carpal tunnel symptoms and vise-versa. 

So...even though a patient has symptoms such as neck, arm, and hand pain...along with migraine headaches...if the source of the pain is nerve pressure from pinched nerves in the neck(disc bulges, disc herniations, subluxations, stenosis, facet syndrome, pinched nerves, disc degeneration) ...the same treatment will help both.

However...we don't just only treat the neck with CTS. We treat the neck to the fingertips on both sides. The treatment is very comprehensive. It's just that the neck component of the treatment helps many headache conditions as well...which is nice. 

How do we know if the problem is in the neck? That's our job. How does any expert know if they can help a problem? It's what they do.

The beauty of chiropractic is that it's 100% natural. No drugs. No surgery. No needles. 

So, it's not like we have to take risky chances to find out if chiropractic can help your CTS or headaches.

And usually we know right away. Sure, sometimes it takes many months of chiropractic care to obtain maximum results. But these are chronic severe cases that have been there for many years. And even with difficult cases the pain relief can be right away. 

So the moral of the story is this...YES carpal tunnel symptoms and headaches CAN be related. And the relationship is usually nerve pressure in the neck from pinched nerves. 

And if this is what's happening...chiropractic can help.

If you are experiencing carpal tunnel symptoms and headaches and would like to find out if you have pinched nerves in the neck, give E xecutive Express Chiropractic a call at 415-392-2225. We would love to help.

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