Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is typically sighted as the most common culprit behind wrist pain. What most people don’t know is that there is a wide range of other conditions that could result to wrist discomfort. These conditions often masquerade as CTS.
The Anatomy Of The Wrist
The wrist is made up of 8 carpal tunnel bones that are arranged into arranged into two horizontal rows— the proximal and distal rows— with each row having four bones. The proximal row is made up of the scaphoid, lunate, triangular, and pisiform bones. While the distal row is made up of the trapezium, trapezoid capitate, and hamate.
The Spinal Link To Wrist Pain
Consistently growing bodies of research (Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 1995;3:249-64.) report that symptoms that result from cervical spine anomalies can easily be confused as to wrist pain.
What most people are not aware of is that the spine and the wrist shares strong anatomical connection. When vertebral bones suffer from misalignment, chiropractically referred to as vertebral subluxation, the wrists too are automatically compromised.
The meridian nerve, which controls the movement of the fingers, extends through the 2 rows of the carpal bones in the wrists. From there, the nerve travels through the elbow, the arms, the shoulders, the neck, and the spinal cord. When movement is restricted in the bones of the cervical vertebrae due to misalignment, the wrist and the fingers become the recipient o tingling, numbing, and painful sensations.
Chiropractic Gold Coast
A branch of naturalalternative medicine that traditionally focuses on correcting spinal subluxations, chiropractic care is perfect for improving and maintaining wrist health. Chiropractic adjustments that realign misaligned cervical vertebrae does not only relieve the symptoms of wrist pain, but corrects the anatomical source of the problem.
Having provided safe and effective chiropractic healthcare to the local Gold Coast community and its surrounding regions for over 2 decades, your Chiropractor Gold Coast at Hinterland Chiropractic Nerang offers world-class chiropractic treatment with the cutting-chiropractic technology at its disposal.
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