Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects millions of people a year and has become a widespread occupational health problem we face today. The pressure on a median nerve above the wrist is what causes this syndrome and with the growing use of computers in our society, it may affect a lot more people. Pressure on the nerve above the wrist can be caused by long term use of typing, pushing, hammering, and even chopping. Different symptoms of CTS include wrist pain, burning, weakness, numbness, loss of grip strength, or even insomnia due to discomfort.
Chiropractic care is one of the ways CTS can be treated and in most cases, chiropractic adjustment to the area is an extremely effective solution. In other cases, misalignment in the neck or back can cause the condition and chiropractic manipulation of the spine can also be an effective treatment option. CTS symptoms can be eliminated with the mentioned treatments along with light exercises, physical therapy and strengthening exercises.