Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common injury of the wrist where the bones of the wrist misalign and compress the median nerve in its tunnel at the wrist. Researcher now show the problem may be coming from your neck, a syndrome known as "double crush". One study showed up to 67%- 75% of patients who have carpal tunnel also show some degree of nerve root irritation in the cervico-thoracic area of the spine.
Proper alignment is important at the wrist, elbow and neck to prevent compression of the nerves that cause pain, numbness, burning, and loss of strength. Therefore, jobs like waitressing, cashiers, carpenters, meat cutters, musicians, computer operators, painters, even homecare takers are strong candidates for nerve compression in the extremity at the wrist and elbow. Chiropractic, therefore, offers a logical solution for help with double crush syndrome. Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing and correcting spinal misalignment (subluxations).