At the base of the palm is a narrow passage through which tendons and nerves must pass on their way to the hand and fingers. This is what we call “The Carpal Tunnel”.
If anything takes up extra room, things become too tight and the nerve in the passage becomes constricted or “pinched”. This pinching of the nerve causes numbness and tingling in the area of the hand that the nerve travels to resulting in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
By properly aligning and restoring the function of the joints of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck, chiropractic treats the cause of the nerve irritation. All of the nerves that go into the shoulder, arm, forearm, hand, and fingers come from the neck. Improper misalignment of the joints in the neck will cause irritation, “pinching” to these nerves.