Hand pain and numbness is fairly common among people who spend the majority of their day in front of a computer. Unfortunately, many are misdiagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) or wrist sprains when the actual problem is located in the neck. That's right! The primary cause of wrist pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in office workers is pressure on the nerves in the neck and not carpal tunnel syndrome.
Many nerves exit from between the bones in the neck and travel down the arms into the hands. Pressure on nerves exiting the spine originates from (1) tight muscles, (2) bulging discs, (3) herniated discs, (4) misaligned vertebrae, or (5) disc degeneration. These are much more likely than CTS.
This is good news, because it's much more easier to treat those issues above than carpal tunnel syndrome. Traditional chiropractic care is very effective for neck, arm and hand pain. Massage, stretching and exercise, and even deep tissue laser can also help accelerate healing.
In the event chiropractic care fails to deliver a favorable outcome, we have cervical decompression with the DRX9000c Spinal Decompression system. Herniated and bulging discs can be difficult to treat in some cases, but the DRX9000c is very safe, gentle and effective. A combination of chiropractic and spinal decompression often makes the most sense.
So if you have been suffering with numbness, weakness, or tingling in the hands, we want to meet you to discuss your treatment options.