Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) sufferers say goodbye to their pain and avoid surgery. Interestingly enough, I met a few of these patients “out and about” in St Louis after spotting their tell-tale wrist brace. Through conversation, not one of them knew that chiropractic care could help!
After discussing their treatment history, most had already tried physical therapy. When that approach didn’t work, they just assumed that surgery was inevitable.
But I can’t blame them for thinking this way… Researching CTS treatment options online yields information listing medication, exercise, and corticosteroid nerve injections as the only other choices available… hardly any mention of chiropractic or Upper Cervical Care.
While surgical intervention has helped many people resolve this condition when all else failed, one research study found that 57% of patients still have recurring numbness, tingling sensations and/or pain within 6-years following the surgery (Source: Nancollas, et al, 1995. J. Hand Surgery).
Surgery is by far the most invasive procedure for the treatment of CTS. Coupled with complications associated with the surgical process, its high failure rate should make it an absolute “last resort.” Unfortunately, I’ve met other patients who came to my office after they had the surgery.
Chiropractic care has helped thousands of patients avoid carpal tunnel surgery. Specific cervical adjustments can restore balance to the head/neck, reducing biomechanical stress that commonly irritates the brachial plexus. This alleviates the numbness, tingling and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome (and other forms of peripheral neuropathy).
While the chiropractic approach will not fix every single case of CTS, the success rate for this condition found in chiropractic offices throughout the country warrants your consideration before undergoing invasive measures.
St Louis area residents suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are invited to schedule an appointment in my Webster Groves office by clicking below, or calling 314-749-9006.