If left untreated, this condition can be debilitating. 90% of all carpal tunnel patients are misdiagnosed. Only 10% of all carpal tunnel patients have the problem in their wrists/hands. Most often the problem exists in the cervical spine with compression or irritation of the nerve root. To determine the cause and severity of this disorder we would recommend NCV/SSEP or Needle EMG diagnostic testing. Before seeking surgery for this condition, always seek conservative measures first. The key to the prevention of Carpal Tunnel is early detection and proper education of this condition. The first step in preventing Carpal Tunnel is to make sure your work station is suitable for your body size and your working needs. Improper work ergonomics is the leading cause of Carpal Tunnel symptoms.