Wrist Pain, also known as Carpal Tunnel from a car accident can take time to show themselves. One day you are driving down a busy street like Brooklyn Blvd. and Bamm!! You are involved in a rear end collision, someone has hit your back bumper. Before the accident occurred you were driving with both hands on the wheel, then the sudden impact drove your hands and wrists into the steering wheel or into the dashboard as you tried to brace for impact. It feels like we are healthy for one minute with no problems at all and then we are involved in a traumatic car crash. Wrist pain or sometimes called carpal tunnel suffers find that their hands and wrist become painful and sometimes numb. We try stretching, exercising the fingers, and then try to go back to work as soon as possible. The outcome is always the same, the pain and numbness continues and it does not cease to interrupt what would be a productive workday.
The question that remains after all of that is what is the underlying cause of the problem. A trained chiropractor, who knows and understands car accidents and the injuries that occur can help answer some of your questions. The whiplash that occurs from the car accident can cause the nerves of the neck (which run into the arms) can become irritated and cause pain and numbness into the wrists. Carpal Tunnel syndrome can show up days to weeks after a car accident, it is very important to get it diagnosed and treated properly. Alot of people will be involved in a car accident and be typing on their computer keyboard and start to feel the pain and think it was the keyboard or another person may be at work moving things, using tools or lifting objects and believe that it was their job that is causing the pain and numbness. This is why it is so vitally important to have a trained doctor to find the root cause of your wrist pain. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, please do not hesitate to call 763-251-PAIN and we can refer you to a physician that is trained in the diagnosis and treatment or car accidents.