Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain, numbness, burning or weakness of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is wrong. These symptoms are the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve. Some people silence their symptoms with a pain reliever and ignore the message. But that would be like removing the battery to silence a smoke detector!

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve running through your wrist becomes pressed or squeezed.

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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:
  • Numbness or “pins and needles” feeling in the fingers;
  • Pain and/or numbness that is worse at night or interrupts sleep;
  • Burning or tingling in your thumb, index and middle fingers or pain that moves up your arm to your elbow;
  • Hand weakness;
  • Difficulty gripping objects with the hands or dropping objects;
  • Difficulty manipulating small objects;
  • Difficulty making a fist;
  • Swollen feeling in the 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.  

Common causes

Sport injury
Text neck
Lifling heavy boxes
Driving for a long periods
Car accident
Working on computer for a long time
Heavy work
  Throughout our lives, we have physical stress on our body, some acute such as falls, traumas, accidents and some chronic such as sitting for long periods, working at a desk for long periods, using computers or phones or standing for long periods. These physical stresses cause us to lose the normal alignment and put the spine in a weakened position. At first, this causes no pain but as it continues to abnormally load the spinal structures, it begins to break down the spinal structures leading to spinal damage and eventually the pain and functional loss to develop. Often the problem lies in your neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist, rather than just your wrist.  

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We focus on addressing the source of the pain and, by doing so, the symptoms can be alleviated. We develop specialised treatment tailored to the needs of the individual patient as we believe that every patient is uniquе. We’ve helped many people with the safe and natural American Spinal Clinic Treatment System. If you are having any type of pain, don’t wait, call today to schedule an appointment!  


Xrays of a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome The patient came into the clinic with wrist pain, numbness and weakness in the hand and fingers. After the treatment course, the patient has significant improvement symptomatically, structurally and functionally.



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