A 35-year-old personal assistant was referred to your practice with severe pain and muscle weakness to
her first 3 three digits of her palmar surface. You ask the patient take position her hands and arms (a
Phalen’s test) to confirm your suspicion of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Which component of the nervous system is most likely affected by carpal tunnel syndrome?
A. The motor pathways
B. The autonomic nervous system
C. The sensory pathways
D. The somatic nervous system