Carpal Tunnel

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Patients with carpal tunnel complain of clumsiness when gripping objects, and numbing or tingling in the hands which can extend painfully to the elbow.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve, the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand.  The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is a narrow passage way called the carpal tunnel. So when the carpal tunnel pinches the median nerve, the patient has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Some people who develop this problem were born with a carpal tunnel that is small, but it may also be caused by making the same repetitive hand and wrist motion.

How Do You Evaluate Carpal Tunnel?

Tapping or holding the median nerve will cause pain to shoot to the hand, also bending the wrist back will result in numbness.  Tests such as a wrist x-ray, nerve conduction velocity and electromyography can also be performed.

How Do You Treat Carpal Tunnel?

We have a 97% success rate utilizing a unique advanced smart stem therapy to reduce inflammation and pain, helping to stimulate the median nerve. Supplements such as B-complex are also helpful as B12 deficiency may cause carpal tunnel.  Ergonomic advice regarding hand and wrist position or the use of split keyboard and rest pads may be of help.

Manhattan Wellness Group have put together a group of highly trained and professional individuals that can work alone in the specific scope of their profession but best utilized in our integrative model of care which incorporates all their unique skills together to providing better care and faster relief. This model of care is comprised of a holistic Chiropractic approach that utilizes advanced physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, nutrition, traction decompression and joint manipulative techniques. Also, Oriental Medicine with over 40 years of family experience in Chinese herbs and Acupuncture specialized techniques for nerve problems or arthritic pain.  We selectively picks medical massage therapists that are highly skilled and they are trained to work closely with the doctor and acupuncturist to enhance their therapeutic approach and support the overall treatment plan. All services are provided at both the Brooklyn Heights and Midtown Manhattan locations.