Finding The Answers To Carpal Tunnel Pain

99% of the time carpal tunnel, isn’t a problem that originates in your wrist. It’s a problem that originates in your spine. And so many of our practice members have been through, carpal tunnel surgery and it’s been quite unsuccessful. It’s got about an 80% fail rate.

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Hey guys, it’s Dr Jamie coming to you from Covington Family Chiropractic. And today let’s talk about carpal tunnel. So, a lot of our practice members come into our office for other things, like low back pain, neck pain and headaches, and of course, chiropractic is absolutely wonderful for those things. But when we start talking through your consultation, we learn that you struggle with other types of problems, such as carpal tunnel.

And a lot of you didn't realize that chiropractic is a wonderful help, because about 99% of the time carpal tunnel, isn't a problem that originates in your wrist. It's a problem that originates in your spine.

And so many of our practice members have been through, carpal tunnel surgery and it’s been quite unsuccessful. It’s got about an 80% fail rate.

That’s really high guys. So let’s talk about where carpal tunnel really comes from. And again, a lot of times they may recommend medication and, muscle relaxers and injections. And really at that point, we’re just managing a symptom. We’re not correcting the underlying issue as to why it’s there. So, the nerves that control your hands and can cause the pain in your wrists and through the carpal tunnel, originate from a big bunch of nerves that sit right up here in your neck and we call those the brachial plexus. Now these nerves that make up the brachial plexus are nerves that go from the neck down the shoulders all the way down the arm and into the wrist, into the fingers and hands. So what happens in our life We may experience a car accident, a sporting injury, a slip, a fall, a broken bone, just stress from work from life.

All of those things can cause these small bones with a vertebrae in your spine to start to shift out of normal, proper alignment. We call that a subluxation. When these subluxations begin to pinch on these nerves that make up the brachial plexus, what happens is it can cause it excruciating shooting pain, numbness, tingling, and loss of function into the hands. So what we do as chiropractors, as we are highly trained, to be able to locate, detect and correct those misalignments that are causing that carpal tunnel situation for you. So what we’d love to do is sit down with you, talk about what your health challenges are, what your concerns are, by, giving you a complimentary consultation to see if the problem that you’re having is coming from the spine and what chiropractic can do to not only correct that carpal tunnel that you’re having, but also just keep your body healthy and functioning well from now until forever. Have a great day. We look forward to talking to you soon.