Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center sees a lot of people troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic practice. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a condition that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the researchers discovered that the women had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, it was also found that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was connected to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less mobility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.
This research is extremely important, as you can't successfully address a condition until you fully understand its source. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgery.
If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Estero, Bonita Springs location and ask how Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center can help you get relief!
De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.