COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DOCTORS
Have you gradually developed little or no feeling in your fingers or hand? Do you accidentally drop things? Is it hard to do simple hand movements? Do you have tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand?
If you suffer from constant carpal tunnel syndrome pain, over time it wears you down — physically, mentally, emotionally. Carpal tunnel symptoms are often worse at night because lying down can lead to the accumulation of fluid in the arm and hand, which puts additional pressure on the median nerve.
Our team of award-winning pain relief experts with backgrounds in orthopedics, neurosurgery, pain care, and rehabilitation will create a long term treatment plan individualized to you, your unique pain and your goals. We conquer pain without surgery in most cases using cutting edge pain relief techniques (some of which are completely new to pain care and only offered by our doctors).
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
It is a pretty common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm and is relatively easy to treat using minimally invasive pain care techniques.
Where is the carpal tunnel located?
It is a small passageway on the palm side of your wrist that contains the median nerve.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
CTS occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand, called the median nerve, is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. Acute carpal tunnel pain occurs immediately lasts no longer than 2 months when treated properly. Chronic carpal tunnel pain lasts 6 months or longer. Individuals with seemingly the same kind of carpal tunnel syndrome pain may need different treatments.
How do you treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The treatment option that will work best for your carpal tunnel syndrome depends on your type of pain, how severe it is, and how you respond to pain treatment. Keep in mind, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. If carpal tunnel syndrome is left untreated, it can lead to further weakness and lack of coordination in your fingers and thumb.
What injuries might cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
People suffering from a wrist fracture which can narrow the carpal tunnel and irritate the nerve.
If not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, what else could it be?
Tendonitis has many of the same symptoms. You must allow the doctors at Spine and Wellness Centers of America to make a full diagnosis and offer evidence-based treatment plans in coordination with your individual needs.
Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Swelling and inflammation can trigger carpal tunnel syndrome pain.
At Spine and Wellness Centers of America, we believe that no one should have to endure pain from carpal tunnel syndrome – not when there are so many proven treatment options. Many of our patients have have found immediate relief from their carpal tunnel syndrome. Our chronic pain doctors have finally located the cause of pain or have administered a long-lasting pain treatment leaving them with nothing but happiness for their future. Our goal is to target the source of pain with the most advanced pinpointed pain treatment for your condition. Not everyone’s pain is the same. Our doctors and nurses spend a great deal of time with our patients, listening to symptoms and then we construct a detailed pain relief treatment plan. We will determine if your pain is coming from one or more sources, something that other doctors might not even consider when treating your symptoms. We will also make sure to properly diagnose whether you have carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or something else.
For some patients, non-surgical pain relief techniques might not be the best treatment plan for them. When your pain calls for surgery, our neurosurgeons may suggest minimally invasive and advanced surgical approaches such as the mild® treatment (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) or DRG Neurostimulation (dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation).
Patients suffering from acute back pain may be prescribed pain relief from in-office epidural steroid injections, soft tissue injections, or trigger point injections. Often anti-inflammatories are prescribed in conjunction with other acute pain treatments and the condition resolves. In other patients, acute pain is a precursor to a life of chronic pain, so it is important to determine the cause of pain and administer the correct pain relief procedure for lasting relief of chronic pain.