You are sitting at your workstation, and it's toward the end of the day. Over the last several months, you have been noticing a peculiar pain in your wrists and in part of your hands. Numbness and tingling sensations are also present. At first, the pain and numbness went away after a few hours of rest, but now the symptoms last longer. You start to worry, because now your forearms and elbows feel very sore, and your neck and shoulders ache. When you go home to prepare dinner, simple things like using a knife and opening a jar are suddenly difficult to do.
If you suffer from these symptoms, there is a good chance that you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS occurs when the median nerve, a major nerve of the arm and hand, is being compressed. This important nerve originates in the neck, passes underneath the collarbone, travels down the length of the arm, and into the hand. It is responsible for sensory and muscle function in the thumb and first three fingers as well as parts of the forearm.
By definition, CTS occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a small space inside the wrist that also contains the nine flexor tendons of the forearm. The most common source of compression is from inflamed, swollen tendon sheaths (coverings) which can result from repetitive finger-dependent tasks like typing, mousing, filing, and hard gripping. As the fingers are moved repetitiously, the tendons slide against one another and cause "cumulative trauma" and swelling.
So, knowing this information, what should you do? If you believe that you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome, you should call Total Health for a FREE consultation with a doctor who specializes in treating this disorder and who completely understands how neck problems relate to CTS. If you have already been diagnosed with CTS and have been receiving standard medical treatment described above with no results, you should call us today for a second opinion.
If you are experiencing pain or numbness, it's definitely worth your time to investigate our treatment methods. Be aware that pressure to the median nerve left uncorrected can lead to long-term nerve damage and loss of function. Don't compromise the full use of your hands.
People suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome have reached near epidemic proportions since the advent of the computer about twenty years ago. Almost everyone spends at least some time typing away at the computer, some much more than others. While typing is only one of many ways to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, it certainly is the most common. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the constricting of the opening through the carpal bones of the wrist for the nerves that lead to the hand and fingers. Pressure on these nerves can cause numbness and pain in the hands and fingers. Interestingly, sometimes people suffer the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome without actually contracting the condition. The nerves that regulate the hands come out of the spine and down the arm. Restriction to these nerves anywhere along this path can lead can lead to numbness, tingling or pain.
Total Health offers some of the most advanced modalities available for carpal tunnel treatment. The goal for carpal tunnel treatment at Total Health is to avoid invasive surgery. Carpal tunnel surgery can have adverse and/or negative effects and doesn't always work. One of the non-invasive carpal tunnel treatments utilized at Total Health is the ML830 cold laser therapy. This non-invasive, painless treatment is FDA approved. It is also one of the only carpal tunnel treatments used today by General Motors to not only treat, but also prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
With the explosion of the internet and computer use within the last twenty years, carpal tunnel syndrome has become a significant problem. Total Health stays on the leading edge of technology with its care and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome WITHOUT SURGERY! Total Health has it's own carpal tunnel syndrome treatment department designed to offer safe, painless and effective treatment.
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