I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel six years ago and now it is so bad on my right arm, I have decided to do something about it. I am 32 years old and female. I suffered an accident when I was 22 and never got my neck or back checked out. Ever since I have gone to chiropractors and lately have taken a lot of meds. My neck gets swollen on the back, like a muscle is knotted up. I also have one inside my right shoulder blade that never goes away. Right now and for the past 4 weeks or so, it has been awful. Last year I smacked my right elbow full force against a metal pole and ever since my arm has hurt worse. I went to a orthopedic surgeon and he's ready to do carpal tunnel surgery without looking at my neck first. Should I let him? Until my next consult with him, I am going to a chiropractor and massage therapist for pain management. I am not wanting neck surgery but atleast then I would know what else is causing my pain, right? My neck hurts far more than my arm right now anyway. I just don't know how beneficial the cts surgery will be for me if my neck is messed up. Then what if he wants to cut on my elbow and shoulder? What should I do? Thank you in advance. Any input will help, please!!!