Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dangerous?
Hello, I want to ask if carpal tunnel syndrome is dangerous? And does it enter our central nervous system?
Hello Lili, Thank you for the question.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition of median nerve suppression that passes through the carpal tunnel (carpal tunnel) in the wrist which causes symptoms of tingling, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Carpal hallway is a tunnel formed by the wrist bones and connective tissue that connects between bones (ligaments). The median nerve is a nerve that passes through this aisle that functions to feel the sensation of the skin in the hand and control the movement of the hand muscles. The affected nerve is not the central nervous system. Included in the central nervous system are the brain and spinal cord. CTS can be caused by gender (women are more prone to CTS), pregnancy, injury or repetitive movements of the wrist, obesity, hypothyroidism. To diagnose this condition, the doctor needs to do a physical examination and perform additional tests such as blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, or EMG. Someone who has CTS will be treated with the use of a wrist brace (wrist support) so that the wrist is kept in a straight position so that it does not compress nerves, pain medications, corticosteroid drugs, or surgery. CTs can usually recover in a matter of months depending on the severity. Please consult with a neurologist if you experience symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, or weakness in the hands. You are also advised to avoid repeated hand movements if you experience these symptoms.
Hopefully this information helps you.