Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understand that symptoms of pain, burning, numbness or tingling in the wrist and hand do not always mean that you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The median nerve that travels through the carpal tunnel in your wrist is actually a branch of multiple nerves that originate in your neck and travel down your arm into the wrist and hand. Your “carpal tunnel” symptoms can begin anywhere along the path of these nerves from the neck and shoulder area all the way to your hand. Much of the diagnostic testing that is performed today simply indicates that there is, in fact, a problem somewhere along the path of these nerves, but it doesn’t necessarily tell you where along the path of these nerves the problem is originating!

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in our day to day practice!
  2. Much of the diagnostic testing used today is very unspecific and may do little to pinpoint the real origin of your symptoms!
  3. There is a very high correlation between neck and upper back area anomalies and Carpal Tunnel symptoms! It is very easy for many to confuse radicular spinal nerve symptoms and true Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
  4. It is critical to see a trained specialist in both evaluating true carpal tunnel syndrome as well as spinal nerve radiculopathy! Let us help you pinpoint the true cause of your symptoms today!