WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND HOW DOES ART HELP?
ART works amazingly well in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a grouping of similar disorders with symptoms in the hand. With CTS, a peripheral nerve, called the median nerve, becomes entrapped somewhere along it's length, causing pain, numbness or weakness. This spaghetti like nerve which travels from the spinal cord in the neck to the tips of the fingers may be affected anywhere along its length.
Until recently most treatment has focused on a small, bony tunnel in the wrist as being the main contributor to the nerve irritation. However, though this tunnel does serve as a potential problem site, emerging studies have shown that areas other than the wrist appear to be more commonly involved with the nerve as it courses it's way down the arm.