Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be an incredibly frustrating condition that frequently disrupts a person’s ability to;
- Get quality sleep
- Perform at their job
- Do simple daily activities that at one time many took for granted
Frequently, this condition is characterized by pain in the wrist area. However, symptoms can include pins and needles or numbness and tingling. This sensation usually occurs in the hands and fingers, or in the arms up to the elbow. When the condition gets really bad, some people even have difficulty grabbing objects such as holding a glass of water.
The Source Of Carpal Tunnel
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel can be caused by potential nerve entrapment sites. This includes the wrist and elbow and need to be examined by a qualified healthcare practitioner.
The most commonly overlooked source of Carpal Tunnel symptoms come from nerve roots in the neck. In fact, a study in in the Journal Lancet showed that up to 75% of carpal tunnel patients had a nerve problem in their neck. As, such, it’s for this reason I strongly suggest that anyone displaying these symptoms should have their spine and nervous system assessed by a chiropractor.
I have helped countless patients who were diagnosed with, or demonstrating symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Those who sought help are now living pain free. Unfortunately, too many people are quickly told by their medical doctor that they need medication or even surgery. With many Carpal Tunnel Syndrome cases reportedly being mis-diagnosed, in most cases these procedures offer little help. Furthermore, they have the potential to make matters worse!
What Does Food Have To Do With It?
There is a strong possibility that there is a nutritional component to a patients Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This potential evidence should not be ignored. In fact, the symptoms could be due to nutritional deficiencies or heavy metal toxicity.
For example, a number of studies have linked people deficient in vitamin B6, to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So if you are deficient, this is something that definitely needs to be addressed.
To reverse this condition, patients normally take 1-3 Vitamin B6 200 mg 1-3 times day, for a couple months. Also, consider getting tested for zinc deficiency, as this can prevent the conversion of B6 into its active form.
If all of this fails, its time to consider having your levels tested for heavy metal toxins. This can be resolved with a heavy metal detox program. A naturopath or certified practitioner of functional medicine can help you with this.
A "Not So" Known Cause Of Wrist Pain
Get To The Root Of It!
First off, the important thing is that you get to the root of the problem. Find the cause in order to avoid further suffering. If you do, you should be able to get your life back in a matter of weeks. Once again enjoying all that life has to offer.
Second, whatever you do, DO NOT neglect the problem. Too often I have seen people wait 4-6 weeks (or more) hoping the symptoms will just go away on their own. Only, instead of them going away the problem has now turned into a chronic one. So, take action now!
These steps should provide a clear action plan in the case that you are experiencing any of these symptoms. I hope this is helpful to anyone suffering with symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Also to anyone that knows someone who is suffering from it.
You’re one step closer!