Dr. Tony Salamay

Getting Treatment for Carpal Tunnel syndrome

There are many options for Carpal Tunnel syndrome treatment in Panama City, Fl. but the most effective ones are those which provide holistic and in-depth treatment rather than relieving the pain temporarily. The pain is progressive and cannot be eliminated with just OTC or prescription painkillers. This pinched nerve which leads to constant pain can be caused by underlying health conditions, the way the hand is used or the basic anatomy of the hand. It needs in-depth analysis before being treated.

Derived from the Greek word karpos, which refers to wrist, Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to tingling pain, weakness and muscle damage in hands and fingers due to the pressure on the median nerve that lies along the wrist.As the name suggests, it is a narrow passageway bound by ligaments and bones. This tunnel is responsible for protecting the median nerve along with the tendons that run from the forearm to the hand and controls the movement and feeling in the index, thumband middle fingers. Compression of this nerve can therefore be extremely painful and disruptive to normal routine. The pain is constant but tends to flare up at night more. Before we look into the basics of functional treatment for Carpal Tunnel syndrome, let’s take a look at why this condition occurs.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis of the wrist
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure and dialysis
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Wrist injuries, fractures and bone spurs.
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism
  • Acromegaly
  • Infections

Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in middle aged people especially women. It seriously debilitates movements and hampers routine activities like writing, driving, playing instruments, painting, sewing, using hand tools or handling machinery, and even playing certain sports. Take a look at the symptoms given below and find out the ones that plague you most so that you can present a clear picture to your doctor when you go in for Carpal Tunnel syndrome treatment.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms

  • Dull pain interspersed with excruciating pain when trying to work the hands
  • Weakness in the hands
  • Clumsiness and weak grip
  • Numbness or tingling in the index finger, thumb, middle finger, and the ring finger as well as the palm
  • Pain which spreadsfrom the wrist to the elbow
  • Problems with fine finger movements and coordination
  • More pain in the night
  • In severe cases it leads to wasting away of the muscle under the thumb

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel syndrome in Bay Clinic, Panama City, Fl.

Treatment begins with a physical exam and a thorough analysis of medical history which will together determine whether the condition is due to an injury or underlying illness, or pregnancy. Once the cause is found functional neurology and clinical nutrition are blended to provide in-depth treatment which focuses on chiropractic adjustments and healing from within.

The basis of holistic Carpal Tunnel syndrome treatment is that the body itself has immense healing power and with the right therapies it can be induced to heal itself without applying unnecessary invasive procedures.

Written by: +Tony Salamay

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