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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common complaints of the wristt today.

It also accounts for much lost time at work, workers compensation costs, and inability to perform certain tasks. Carpal tunnel surgery may be necessary for the rare individual, but most respond well to conservative treatments. The key is to catch it early, before too much inflammation has occurred.

True carpal tunnel syndrome means that the origin of the pain is coming from lack of space or inflammation within the carpal tunnel itself. However, most patients have other areas of nerve entrapment involved. A thorough examination by your Boise chiropractor can help you determine where those sites on entrapment are. We often find that hypertonic muscles in the forearm or neck can account for numbness or tingling in the hands. The reason for this is that the median nerve, which causes the pain often associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, comes from your neck and continues down your arm and into your hand.

While many people think that any kind of pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand is carpal tunnel, this is simply not accurate.  True carpal tunnel syndrome will spare the pinkie and the back of the hand.  

We have been quite successful in helping many patients decrease their symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. If our treatments are not successful after a few weeks, we are glad to refer you out to someone else who might be able to help.