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Omaha Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guide

Do I have carpal tunnel syndrome? Read this brief guide from Body in Harmony Chiropractic Center. Find out what common carpal tunnel symptoms are, and learn your treatment options.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome , or CTS, is a common problem, especially among people who use their hands repetitively for work. CTS is named for the part of the wrist, known as the carpal tunnel, where many believe the symptoms of CTS start. Carpals are the official name for your wrist bones (you have many of them). Carpal tunnel syndrome is an inflammation or compression of nerves in the carpal tunnel, creating numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the hands.

Where is the carpal tunnel?

Carpal_tunnel_scarsTo find the location of the carpal tunnel, hold your hand open and out in front of you. Find the middle of your palm, and then look downward toward your wrist. You will see several creases in the skin just above where you might wear a wrist watch. If you flex your hand forward and backward you will probably see a few tendons rise and fall under your skin.

This is the location of the carpal tunnel.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Someone who is experiencing CTS may have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the palm
  • Pain in the wrist
  • Numbness in the hand
  • Tingling (paresthesia) or strange sensations across the palm
  • Weakness in the muscles that control the thumb
  • Any of the above symptoms in the first three digits of the hand as well
  • Dropping items because of a loss of grip strength
  • Permanent loss of muscle and muscle coordination may happen in severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome

These symptoms may be worse:

  • After using the affected hand at work
  • During pregnancy
  • After sleeping
  • Doing any activity that requires the person to flex the hand

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is a narrow space where many muscle tendons travel from the forearm into the hand. It also holds nerves traveling from the arm into the hand as well, in addition to ligaments, blood vessels, and other important parts of the anatomy that make the hand work properly.

It is believed that inflammation or some sort of compression in this small tunnel results in the majority of carpal tunnel syndromes. As inflammation causes expansion in the tunnel, then pressure is placed on the nerves.

Many symptoms of carpal tunnel, however, do not just originate in the palm or wrist. Learn the connection between the the neck and carpal tunnel symptoms. Or keep reading part 2 for carpal tunnel treatment options.

Picture credit: Henry K Gerlach in Wikipedia Commons.

Is Omaha, NE drug dependent?

Does America have a problem with drug dependence? And how can upper cervical chiropractic care help? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Approximately 50% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. 1 out of 6 are on at least three prescription drugs simultaneously. In addition to these figures, consider:…Continue Reading

Why does my neck hurt

Many people suffering with neck pain find upper cervical chiropractic care to be very helpful at helping the body self-heal through neck pain by changing the mechanics of the whole neck, taking pressure of these damaged ligaments. If your doctor is telling you that it’s just muscles or arthritis causing your neck pain, then perhaps you need a second opinion from an upper cervical chiropractor.Continue Reading

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High blood pressure improves


Just wanted to let you know how my blood pressure went down from over 145-155/85-90 down to 120/70. I had a life insurance physical shortly thereafter and the results were so outstanding that I got the Preferred Best rating.

All that for a 68 year old who has had problems with hypertension for the last 5 years. You said we could give NUCCA a try and it sure worked well for me.

Help with jaw pains and migraines


I have had migraines and jaw pain for years and they are all gone after only a few visits. I am so grateful and can’t wait to see the results my husband gets.

Off of allergy medication


I was a sickly kid and have had bad allergies my whole life. I have not had to take allergy medicine since the first correction and am thrilled. It is so great to be able to breathe again and not take medicine that I know has harmful side-effects. It is easier to get through my whole day. Thanks.

No headaches now, with deeper sleep


I used to have headaches, really bad ones, at least once a week.  I haven’t had one since I came to your office. I sleep deeper and just have a better sense of well-being. I am so glad I found out about you.

I wanted less anxiety – I got that, plus more than I bargained for


I feel great – no shoulder tightness. All I wanted was to have less anxiety and I got that…and more than I bargained for. My wife and daughter feel great after NUCCA too. Thank you, Marcy.

Better balance while dancing


I feel very square and my balance in dance class and when teaching is really improved. I told my husband and a friend that they just have to come to see you.

I was very skeptical – worth the trip


I was very skeptical about NUCCA, but tried it after a work injury. My shoulder was numb, painful and tingly before driving several hours to see Dr. Ziska. Well, the tingling and numbness are gone and I have pain much less often. It was worth the trip!

No more back pain after one visit


This is great! No more back pain just after one visit. I feel great as a result of NUCCA care.