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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Options

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:32pm

San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:

I have been treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  (CTS) and related disorders in downtown San Francisco for 17 years now with great success. I guess I should say I have been treating carpal tunnel  symptoms.

I say this because most of the time when a patient presents with wrist, hand or arm pain at my SF Chiropractic turns out NOT to be true CTS. In fact...most of the time the CTS symptoms are the result of pressure on the nerves in the neck. 

Images[1] Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by definition is compression of the Median Nerve inside the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is an opening in the wrist that is created by the wrist bones and the transverse ligament which holds them together. There are also nine flexor tendons crammed in the carpal there is no extra space.

So...either the diameter of the tunnel narrows or the contents of the tunnel expand, putting pressure on the median nerve, which causes CTS symptoms. The classic signs and symptoms of CTS are as follows: 

  • Hand and Wrist Pain
  • Numbness & Tingling in the Hand
  • Weakness of Grip
  • Night Pain

In addition there can be arm pain, elbow pain, and neck pain. There can be pain that travels from the wrist up the arm...pain that travels from the neck to the hand...even headaches.

But the thing is...the Median Nerve originates in the neck. It is formed by branches of nerve roots from the bottom part of your neck. When these nerves become irritated from herniated or bulging cervical discs...or vertebral subluxations, or degenerative disc can cause the same signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.


This is why we always check the neck at Executive Express Chiropractic. And our treatment protocols include the neck to the fingertips...on both sides. Sure, we can' t help every case...but I can' t remember the last CTS patient that did not respond.

So consider chiropractic for CTS symptoms...and consider chiropractic care at Executive Express Chiropractic at the downtown SF Embarcadero Center if you live or work in San Francisco.

Because chances will be glad you did.

For a complimentary CTS Consultation call 415-392-2225.

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