The carpal tunnel pain that many experience in their hands and wrists can actually be a combination of nerve problems in the wrist, elbow and spinal nerves in the lower back. It’s called “carpal tunnel” after a small space in your wrist with the same name that nerves and tendons run through. If there’s pressure on these nerves and tendons you can experience the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The most helpful test for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Phalen’s Maneuver. Firmly hold the backs of your hands together with your fingers pointing down, while keeping your arms parallel to the floor. If within a minute, you experience numbness, tingling, pain or a combination, you likely have nerve involvement. With chiropractic treatment and tips from the doctor on how to care for your wrists we can start lessening these symptoms.