Steps to Living without Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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If you experience a pain that runs from your wrist to the palm of your hand, it's probably Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS happens when the median nerve in your hand and the nerves in your carpal tunnel are compressed.

While the leading cause of CTS is congenital predisposition, meaning the carpal tunnel is smaller in some people than it should be, there are various occurrences that can cause a person to develop it.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


  • Spraining or fracturing the wrist
  • Overactivity of the pituitary gland
  • Whiplash
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic wrist problems
  • Work stress
  • Repeated use of vibrating hand tools
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fluid retention during pregnancy
  • Fluid retention during menopause
  • Development of a cyst in the canal
  • Development of a tumor in the canal


So, who is at risk of getting CTS? Well, everyone. But women are more likely than men to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. One theory is that the higher risk is due to women's carpal tunnels being smaller then mens'.

While the bad news is everyone is at risk of developing CTS, the good news is everyone is also able to take steps to prevent it.

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


  • Stretch your fingers and hands
  • Take frequent breaks to rest your fingers and hands
  • Wear a splint (This will help keep your wrist straight)
  • Use correct posture
  • Use correct wrist position
  • Use an ergonomic keyboard
  • Switch which hands you use
  • Massage your wrists, palms, and fingers


Of course, while you can take steps to lessen the pain, you will need to seek the proper care to eliminate the condition altogether. An upper cervical chiropractor can examine you to determine the underlying cause of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so you can take the right steps toward living a pain free lifestyle.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at

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