Carpal Tunnel problems in the neck can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness or a loss of strength in the hands. There are alternatives to surgery and addictive drugs. A thorough examination by Dr. Elliott can detect problems which may be the cause or contributing factor of your wrist pain.
If placing your hands back to back produces an increase in numbness tingling or pain, you could have a carpal tunnel problem. The carpal tunnel is formed by bones in the wrist. The median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass thought this opening. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel should collapse, inflammation, nerve pressure and painful symptoms in the wrist area can result. The median nerve connects to the spinal cord through openings between several bones in the lower back. When these spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, they can cause problems in the fingers and wrist.