Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
An integrated holistic, medical practice located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
What are the most common Carpal Tunnel syndrome symptoms?
- Hand Pain
- Hand Numbness
- Pins and Needles Sensation
- Hand Pain at Night
- Wrist Pain
- Forearm Pain
- Hand Weakness
- Wrist Weakness
If you have one or more of these symptoms, chances are your doctor told you, your only choice is to either take mind numbing medications or “just live with it”.
Unfortunately, by masking your symptoms with drugs or ignoring your problem this condition gets worse and can leave you dependent on others. Neuropathy is the continued degeneration of the nerve cell and tissue.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. (See image) This nerve runs from your forearm through a passageway in your wrist (carpal tunnel) to your hand. Anything that could squeeze or irritate the median nerve flowing through the carpal tunnel space may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
There are a number of lifestyle and medical factors that can increase the risks of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
- Poor Desk Ergonomics
- Workplace factors
- Chronic Illnesses
How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?
The non-pharmaceutical and non-surgerical treatment options we provide for Carpal Tunnel syndrome may include:
Our treatment staff perform a thorough consultation and physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for our treatment depending on the severity of the condition and what treatments you have already tried in the past. In some cases our providers may refer you to another medical professional, such as a primary care doctor, to manage chronic medical conditions that could be contributing to bodily inflammation concurrent to performing conservative care in our office.
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What about surgery and steroid injections?
While surgery and steroid injections have shown a 60-90% success rate in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, they both carry higher risks than that of conservative treatment and aren’t always the first line of approach recommended for a patient.