Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist that connects the forearm to the middle compartment of the deep plane of the palm.  The tunnel consists of bones, connective tissue, several tendons and the median nerve.  The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the thumb, index and middle fingers, and the thumb side […]

Cranial Nerves

There are twelve pairs of cranial nerves, which emerge directly from the brain.  Doctors tend to refer to the cranial nerves by their number, from one to twelve, listed as a Roman numeral. An irritated or injured nerve causes a neuropathy. How the body is affected by the neuropathy depends on which nerve has been […]

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body.  Just like the spinal cord, it is approximately the width of a human finger.  The sciatic nerve is made up of a combination of spinal nerves and forms on the right and left side of the lower lumbar spine. Sciatica is the […]