The carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed with some impact and is a relatively frequent reason for consultation.
Actually in these cases, surgery is the first choice so those who turn osteopathy very often have already undergone surgery.
From an osteopathic point of view the carpal tunnel syndrome is interpreted as the expression of a global imbalance and treated rebalancing the person globally.
In fact, the origin of the problem is almost never at the level of the carpus, just consider the fact that very often, once a wrist is treated, the problem affects the other one quite rapidly.
Therefore, in order to put an effective and permanent remedy, it is absolutely necessary to identify the primary lesion outbreaks and correcting its malfunctions to rebalance the entire body.
The carpal tunnel syndrome and, more generally, peripheral neurologic problems are very often the expression of a profound system discomfort. That is, in terms of osteopathy, the expression of a cranio-sacral discomfort.
The lesions, however, must be sought and corrected from time to time on each patient.
As an example we can take -the case of a of 46 -year- old trader suffering from pain in his right hand and of loss of strength when grabbing thing; the patient also complained pain in his right elbow.
She had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and had been sent to the surgical treatment. However, before undergoing the surgery she opted for an osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic examination showed the right palatine bone in internal rotation associated with a significant cranial compression. In addition, there was an adaptation of the fourth rib in the right inspiration and fourth dorsal vertebra in rotation to the left.
So the symptoms were expressed at the level of the right hand and forearm but the main focus of lesion were located at the level of the palate and right dorsal level, then the axial structures.
Once the primary lesions have been reduced the pain underwent a remarkable regression in a very short time.
The force had instead a slower recovery, it took a few weeks before returning to standard levels.