Carpal Tunnel symptoms can include pain, numbness, or tingling in the hands, wrist or fingers. Patients often complain of decreased grip strength as Leigh describes in this video. These symptoms can be worse at night, enough to wake a person from sleep. After aligning the Atlas or C1, Dr. Lavender, D.C., an Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist, is re-activating hand muscles that tested to be not fully functional.
The cause is not usually known but is frequently caused by motion such as uninterrupted typing or servers carrying heavy trays or trauma. Symptoms occur when pressure is put on the median nerve at the wrist, causing repetitive stress injuries. When there has been an injury or due to repetitive motion, the body (the central nervous system) will shut down or inhibit muscles of muscle groups to protect from further injury.
The nerves that control the arms and hand come from the cervical and thoracic spine. If the vertebrae are mis-aligned, interference to those nerves could cause issues with the shoulders, arms or hands. Chiropractic specializes in removing nerve interference.
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) treatment re-activates muscles that are not functioning optimally, frequently resolving the weakness and pain. AMIT also helps to prevent future injuries and improves muscle performance. To learn more, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Lavender, certified AMIT practitioner and Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal specialist. AMIT, together with upper cervical care, resolves many issues that medication and other treatments have not been able to resolve. If you have tried many other treatments without results, call Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center 480-325-6977.