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Case Studies - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Male, Age 34 years, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Numbness & Tingling in Hand and Thigh
After working for 10 years as an engineer and spending most of his days on a computer, this 34-year-old male was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. His symptoms included pain, numbness and tingling, and muscle weakness in his right wrist and hand, and sharp pain in his neck and shoulders. Occasionally, his neck "locked up" and he could not move it due to pain. In addition, he tapped his right leg while working on the computer and experienced numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in his right thigh. Over the past 10 years, he tried many forms of health care with no success, including general chiropractic, wrist braces, anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, exercises, etc.

During this patient's initial examination, extreme weakness in his right hand was noted during grip strength testing and wrist extension. Right hip flexion also was weak. An upper neck injury was discovered during x-ray and thermographic examination. After the first upper cervical adjustment, the muscle strength in his wrist, hand, and thigh was 90% restored, and the numbness and tingling in both his hand and thigh were completely gone. Range of motion in his neck was greatly improved. After 1 month of care, he was pain-free and symptom-free, while still working on the computer 8 hours per day.

Male, Age 44 years, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck Pain

This 44-year-old male described suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for close to 10 years.  He suffered from pain and tingling from his right hand, up his arm, to his neck.  He had been forced to leave at least one computer job due to the severity of his symptoms.  When questioned about the timing of the onset of his symptoms, he recalled a bad fall skiing, which preceded the onset of his symptoms.  During this skiing incident, he fell down a cliff and somersaulted on his head and thought this fall might have injured his neck.  His CTS symptoms began after the skiing fall and continued ever since.

An upper cervical chiropractic evaluation was performed and an injury was discovered through thermographic and radiographic testing.  After the first upper cervical correction, he felt immediately relief in his hand, arm, and neck.  After receiving treatment over the subsequent weeks to stabilize his neck, he reported absence of all symptoms and was able to resume working full time at a computer job.

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