Dealing With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), then you may have already been told you are going to need surgery. Women are more likely to get this problem than men. Surgery for this common problem can have some serious side effects that you may not be familiar with.

For one thing, carpal tunnel surgery, along with rehabilitation, is apt to cost you between $5,000 and $10,000. Other potential problems can also be expected. Even after the surgery, patients can expect a typical recovery period of six weeks to three months, but some cases take up to a year. Besides this, only 60 percent of cases get full recovery. Loss of strength and grip strength are almost sure to be less.

One other significant problem is that once the surgery is completed, there is no guarantee that it won't be needed again. Surgery is not going to be a permanent solution. Not only that, but many medical professionals recommend that you look at other alternative solutions before undergoing carpal tunnel surgery.

A problem with carpal tunnel can often be resolved without surgery. Many chiropractors offer lasting solutions that will bring pain relief without any drugs or surgery. Some may have a special support that you wear during your sleep. This tool will stretch the muscles in your hand gently and enable your muscles to get back to their original shape. It needs to be worn for a few weeks. During that time, it enhances blood to flow better through that area, which allows the body to begin to heal itself faster.

Some chiropractors may use different methods, which may include some manipulation and movement of the wrist. This will seek to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the affected area. Most people who obtain chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel will recover completely. Talking to your local chiropractor today may be just the solution you need.

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