Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrom (CTS) is characterized by numbness and tingling in the palm of the hand and fingers and/or weakness of the grip. The medical solution is to cut and loosen the flexor retinaculum (covers the median nerve which is compressed and causes the numbness). This is a temporary solution. As soon as the person returns to normal activity (computer work), the improper biomechanics that caused the problem to begin with are still operative. Many people have multiple surgeries on the same wrist. Several things may be the cause of CTS. Compression of the nerves in the neck, shoulder, and elbow can mimic CTS symptoms.

I have a client, a professional musician, who was diagnosed with CTS in both hands and was scheduled for surgery. After assessing her situation, it was clear her neck was causing the problem. After one session she felt 80-90% better. She then had an MRI of her neck and bulging disks appeared! Computer professionals are simply over- using their finger flexors (muscles in the forearm and palm of the hand) which compress the median nerve (CTS). Almost always they have weak finger extensors. Using NeuroKinetic Therapy™ corrective movement system and assigning the proper rehab exercises can resolve this problem.

A customer sent me to David Weinstock, insisting I should see him before my scheduled surgery for carpal tunnel – one month away. After the first session I felt 80-90% better and was able to go back to work. After the second visit I felt 100% better and cancelled the surgery. I still do the exercises David recommended and I feel great.

Torbin Vining, Carpenter