Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How my neck gave me carpal tunnel syndrome

Or rather, how I thought I had carpal tunnel syndrome, only to find my neck was the culprit.  My neck apparently has an extra vertebrae!

As you know, I recently went to my local chiropractor to fix my dodgy sinuses.  She massaged my face from inside my mouth and adjusted my neck.  The pain relief was instant!

But the real cherry on the cake was the vanquished pain in my arms, wrists and hands.  This is a pain I have lived with for 3 years now, since early in my pregnancy with Dean.  The GP said it was carpal tunnel syndrome and will go after the pregnancy.  But then it didn't.  And I feared that it was there to stay.

Reading Jane's and Posie's battles with carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought I was staring down the same barrel.

What joy I am feeling now.  I can run my fingers through my sons' hair without pain.  I can knit, without pain.  I can rub Rick's shoulders, without pain.  I can type, without pain and I am guessing I will be able to machine quilt without pain when the time comes.  Yippee!

I heart my chiro.  She's the bomb.


  1. Oh Fiona that is wonderful news. What a relief it must be to be able to do all of these everyday things now without any pain and no surgery required. Enjoy knitting and everything else your heart desires. xx

  2. That is both fascinating and wonderful, Fi. I am so delighted for you, my friend! What a miracle worker you have there. J x

  3. Referred pain can always be a bit tricky to work out. Thank goodness your chiro is onto it. YEAH to the joy of doing things again without pain.

  4. That is amazing Fi. I am so glad that you are now without pain and can enjoy doing things you enjoy without that bothering you.

  5. Oh yeah for people who are great at what they do..... so glad you have some spunk back to do all the things you love. xx

  6. What a huge relief for you. I had a great experience with a chiro when Violet was in a posterior position during pregnancy. Definitely a natural therapy that works.

  7. That is wonderful - I can imagine how relieved you must feel!! Do you have to have ongoing sessions or is it all cured now?

    1. I had two more sessions as my neck went back to old habits really quickly but I am doing some exercises and will go back in two weeks. My chiro is not into generating unnecessary appointments like some may (I've had the dodgy chiro experience years ago!). She gave my arms a massage too and no problems! All is good.

  8. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression on the the median nerve due to prolong typing, computer gaming and writing. You can check more information on this site and read more articles on our experts advice.


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