Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: New Treatment Options!

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment alternatives.

Do you have a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome? Or are you afraid that you might have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Maybe other people who perform the same type of job that you do may have submitted to carpal tunnel surgery. But is surgery the only option for relief from carpal tunnel syndrome? Many people think so. And many people “jump too soon”…before finding out about less agressive options.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be really scary.

It can threaten your livelihood. The very job activities that probably caused your problem are the same activities that you have to keep doing in order to make a living.

In addition to pain, numbness and tingling, carpal tunnel can actually cause weakness in some of your fingers. You may be concerned about your ability to continue to do your work because your hands and fingers just aren’t strong like they used to be.

In this video, Dr. Bryan Baker will give you a new perspective and new hope about getting relief from carpal tunnel symptoms without the need for surgery.

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“Carpals” are the 8 moveable bones in your wrist. These moveable bones form 3 of the 4 sides of a tunnel that contains a nerve that goes into your hand. The 4th side of the tunnel is a ligament.

Compression of the nerve that travels through the tunnel and into your and and fingers is what is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Traditionally, the 3 sides of the tunnel that are formed from bone have been assumed to be fixed. So treatment has been focused on cutting the overlying ligament in order to relieve pressure from the nerve.

But a chiropractor that is specially trained in specific adjustment of the 8 moveable bones of the wrist can often gently reform the shape of the tunnel to relieve the pressure on the nerve with no need to cut the ligament.

Not all chiropractors are trained to perform these particular adjustments. Traditional chiropractic training focus on the spine and only minimal attention is given to adjustment of the bones in the wrist.  If you have carpal tunnel syndrome…or if you suspect that you might…check out the directory of specially trained hand and foot chiropractors at the official Chiropractic Hand And Foot Clinics Of America website.

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