Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Something Else?
3/20/2012 by Dr. Jeana
Published in the Southington Citizen
When numbness,tingling, and muscle weakness occur on the "thumb side" of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome is usually suspected. This repetitive motion injury involving the hand and wrist is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve, which runs through the "carpal tunnel" created by the hand. Chiropractors also know to look elsewhere to find the cause of symptoms. Specifically, the "brachial plexus" is a network of nerves that originates in the neck and shoulders and controls the hand, wrist, and elbow. If there is pressure on any of these nerves, the result may cause symptoms similar to those of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic can be of enormous benefit in treating carpal tunnel syndrome and similar pains. Please call (860) 621-2225. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the optimal, most positive results from your treatment. Come to 200 Queen St. The answers you need. The care you deserve.
P.S. "referred pain" is pain experienced at a location in the body that is different form the site of the painful stimulus.
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