Chiropractic manipulation in carpal tunnel syndrome
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: To determine if chiropractic manipulation could relieve carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Discussion: A 42-yr-old female suffered from pain, tingling and numbness in the right wrist. Paresthesia along the C6 dermatome, a positive Phalen’s test and Tinel’s sign was Chiropractic manipulations were rendered 3 times per week for 4 wk, to the subject’s cervical spine, right elbow and wrist using a low amplitude, short lever, low force, high velocity thrust. Significant increase in grip strength and normalization of motor and sensory latencies were noted. Orthopedic tests were negative. Symptoms dissipated.
Conclusion: In this case study, chiropractic made a demonstrable difference through objective and subjective outcomes. Further investigations using double-blind, cross-over designs with larger samples are warranted.
Reference: Valente R, Gibson H. Chiropractic manipulation in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 May;17(4):246-9. PMID: 8046280. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8046280/