Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know chiropractic can help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).  Here are some facts: CTS affects between 5%-10% of the population and 66%-75% sufferers are female. (1)

Conservative care (chiropractic and Physical therapy) rivals surgery.  In fact, adjustments can increase the size of the carpal tunnel(3) reducing the compression on the nerve. Steroids injections and opioids may not be useful according to one study. (2)

If you’re suffering from CTS or trying to avoid surgery call Dr. Steve!

 

 

 

Kadow TR et al. Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a Hand Surgeon’s Practice. J Hand Microsurg. 2018 Aug;10(2):79-81. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1626688. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Qiyun S. et al. Comparison of the Short-term and Long-term Effects of Surgery and Nonsurgical Intervention in Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Hand. 2018 Jul 1:1558944718787892. [Epub ahead of print] 

Bueno-Gracia, Elena et al. Dimensional changes of the carpal tunnel and median nerve during manual mobilization of the carpal bones — Anatomical study. Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 59, 56 – 61

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