The carpal tunnel is in your wrist and through it travels the median nerve (supplies nerves to the outside 3 1/2 fingers and palm of your hand. When this nerve is irritated it causes lots of problems such as pain, tingling, numbness and weakness of the fingers, hand, and wrist. One out of 10 people suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), usually affecting those who do repetitive tasks with their hands.
Robert Mendelsohn MD concluded : “since the medical treatment for this condition is so often unsatisfactory, I have for years been recommending that my patients consult muscle and joint therapy specialists”. Medical care includes drugs, splints, ice, cortisone injections, and surgery.
The relationship between spinal health and carpal tunnel has been documented and even mentioned by the developer of CTS surgery. Nerve compression in the neck caused by vertebral subluxation can damage the nerves to supply the wrist, hand, and fingers (brachial plexus) making injury to the hand and wrist more likely. Many people with CTS also complain and soreness and tension in the neck and shoulder as a result of these subluxations.
Correcting subluxations restores nerve function and health strengthening these areas thereby reducing and eliminating damage.