Waldorf Total Health Chiropractic & Physical Therapy sees a lot of people troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Waldorf, MD chiropractic office. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's actually a condition that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
A recent study published 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 doctors discovered that the patients had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, they also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less mobility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.
This study is extremely important, as you can't effectively resolve a problem until you fully understand its cause. By realizing 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, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.
If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Waldorf, MD office and ask how Waldorf Total Health Chiropractic & Physical Therapy 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.