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Posted on 04-17-2016
The carpal tunnel, or carpal canal, is the narrow space in the wrist through which pass all of the nerves, tendons and blood supply for the hand. The back wall of the canal is formed by the carpals, or wrist bones, and the palm side of the canal is formed by the flexor retinaculum, a band of tough connective tissue. The messages that tell the hand to caress or strike, to hold a pen or hold a sword pass through this area smaller than the diameter of a pencil eraser, at about 1.6 cm squared.
Amazingly, most people will go through life picking up babies, stirring soup and writing novels without their carpal tunnel ever giving them a problem. Sometimes, though, life conspires against us, and due to trauma or repetitive motion or just your unique anatomy, the space available in the carpal tunnel shrinks. Often, this is because the carpals, through time, have become subtly misaligned and intrude into the tunnel, causing irritation and swelling of the nerves and tendons passing through.
That is why chiropractic adjustment for wrist pain can be so effective. When you come in to see us, Dr. Gallentine will listen carefully to your story and carefully observe and examine your body. Using gentle adjustment techniques, along with other conservative treatment modalities, he'll work to help you return your carpal tunnel to its original, pristine alignment. Often, gentle, focused adjustment of the wrist reduces pain on the very first visit.
To find out how we can help you live in better alignment, please contact us. Remember...
You Don't Have to Live With the Pain!
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