When your hands are numb, tingly, or hurt, your thoughts might turn to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve running through your wrist becomes pressed or squeezed.
Symptoms are frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the hand and fingers. However, these same symptoms occur in many conditions, which leads to a high number (over 50%) of misdiagnosed cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Often the problem lies in your neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist, rather than just your wrist. A loss in the natural curve your neck leads to pressure in the nerve roots that lead to your shoulder, arm, and hand, causing pain or numbness in those areas.
American Spinal Clinic begins your treatment program by addressing all of the areas that the nerve may be entrapped.