Extremities and Chiropractic
Itís tempting to think that pain in your wrist means there's a problem in your wrist. After all, thatís where the pain is. But we take a larger view, looking for nerve interference in several possible places.
No, itís not the latest football defense! The Double Crush is a common phenomenon in which nerves going to or from the wrist are being pressured in the carpal tunnel, as well as the spine, shoulder, neck or elbow. Resolving carpal tunnel problems requires looking beyond the wrist.
Feel the ridges along the backside of your hand. The eight small bones that run from your knuckles to your wrist are called carpals. They form a ďtunnelĒ held together with ligaments that form a passageway about the size of your pinky finger. The nerves and tendons that control your fingers pass through this narrow tunnel. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel loses its proper relationship with the others, nerve pressure, inflammation and painful symptoms can result.
Can Chiropractic Help?
In carpal tunnel cases, we conduct a thorough examination of the upper spine, shoulder and elbow. If our evaluation reveals neurological compromise, chiropractic adjustments can often produce excellent results. If someone you know has a problem that plagues their wrist, have them conduct a simple test. If the findings suggest further evaluation, email our office using the link below, or give us a call: (781) 762-1921