A variety of different treatments in Lakewood have been tried for carpal tunnel, with some having more success than others. The traditional medical approach to carpal tunnel syndrome typically begins with a combination of physical therapy and bracing of the wrist that eventually leads to surgical removal or enlargement of the carpal tunnel itself. The success rates of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome have mixed results. It has been reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics that only approximately 25% of people were able to return to their previous occupations following surgery. In addition, recent patient surveys have found that nearly 57% of patients undergoing the surgery experienced recurrent symptoms following the procedure. Many patients have reported requiring second and even third surgeries and being prescribed multiple prescription drugs following the procedure.
So the question becomes, if the carpal tunnel is the root cause for the symptoms, then why are there so many failures following surgical release of the tissue? This is where chiropractic comes into the picture. Often the cause of the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is due to nerve interference caused by misalignments in the spine. If the spine is not the primary source of interference, chiropractors will follow the nerves through the shoulder, elbow, and wrist to find the cause of the symptoms. Misalignments in any of these joints may be sufficient to cause the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. If the nerves are being damaged at their origin or anywhere along their path, this can result in symptoms in the hand. Until the problems at the spine are resolved, surgery and other treatments concentrating on the wrist will have minimal benefit.
Instead of spending the thousands of dollars for a surgery that often gives little long term relief, start with a non-invasive conservative approach. Making these decisions about your health can be difficult, but Dr. Jason Jumper at Renew Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colorado has the knowledge and experience to assist you. If you have concerns about carpal tunnel or would simply like to learn more about the condition, please contact Dr. Jason Jumper at Renew Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colorado today to schedule a consultation. Call Today!! 720-493-5885.