Carpal Tunnel Neck

November 28, 2011 by  
Filed under carpal tunnel

carpal tunnel neckWe know that the carpal tunnel region of your wrist is no where close to your neck.  So how is it that neck pain can be the cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome?

First let’s examine the muscles in your neck and see how they play an important role when it comes to getting relief from your carpal tunnel injury.

The muscles of your neck are medically known as the scalene muscles.  The scalene muscles maybe the first set of muscles that can cause pressure on your median nerve preventing you from getting carpal tunnel quick relief. These muscles originate at your neck vertebrae and insert on your first rib.

We know that when these set of neck muscles start to spasm, they immediately pinch and exert pressure directly onto your brachial plexus.  The brachial plexus is a group of nerve tissue fibres that comprise of and develop into the median nerve, radial and ulnar nerves. What this means for you, the carpal tunnel sufferer, is that you will start to experience a numbing, tingling feeling in your first 2 fingers and your hand.

Your scalene muscles are comprised of 3 muscles: anterior, posterior, and medial scalene muscles. The origin of the muscle is attached to the front of the 1st and 2nd ribs, and the end point – the insertion – is on the 2nd to 6th cervical vertebrae of the neck. When the scalenes contract it brings your head down toward your chest, causing this muscle to easily become overused.

As muscle spasms occur in your neck, the back of your head pulls down and forward, and your chin slightly moves down toward your chest. This makes the back end of the vertebra push up. Although slight, over an extended period of time, these muscle spasms in your neck will change the curvature of your neck. If there hasn’t been any damage to your vertebrae and spine, after you release the scalene spasms, it’s possible to re-align your neck and spine to its natural curve.

So the goal is to eliminate the muscle spasms that are occurring in your neck, which put pressure on your median nerve, if you ever want to get relief from carpal tunnel once and for all.

How do you go about doing this without breaking the back and emptying your wallet?

It’s actually much easier and cheaper to relive carpal tunnel pain than you think.  And the best part is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home!

Let’s take a closer look at how you can avoid carpal tunnel surgery simply by releasing your neck spasms that are putting pressure on your median nerve.  Watch this short video that will show you simple steps to cure and treat carpal tunnel at home without any medical gadgets or exercise equipment.

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