Carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve neuropathy is a compression injury of the median nerve which results in pain, weakness and numbness of the hand and wrist due to the demylination of the median nerve.
The common treatment these days is surgery to reduce the pressure on the nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist by cutting away ligaments. While this often provides a temporary relief of the symptoms, long term benefits have not been encouraging. As with all surgeries, there are many risks and the surgery leaves scar tissue and altered function.
More importantly, the surgery did not address why the nerve was compressed. That's why our approach is more successful and safer. We do address the improper function of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck by restoring proper movement of the joints and muscles. Once proper function is restored, the nerve will no longer be compressed, providing permanent relief.