The median nerve is the major nerve that controls your thumb, index finger and parts of the middle fingers. It travels through the bones in your wrist, past your elbow and up your arm through your shoulder, neck and connects to your spinal cord. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel. The compression can result in pain, weakness, and numbness in the hand, wrist, and up the arm.
CTS is usually work related and is more common in women than men. The dominant hand is usually affected first and the pain is usually severe. CTS is common among assembly-line workers, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, and similar industries where there is repetitive hand and wrist motion.
Chiropractic treatments have produced excellent results with CTS–without the use of drugs or surgery.