Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Is it really Carpal Tunnel?

Numbness and tingling = Carpal Tunnel?

Often when someone is experiencing numbness and tingling in their hands or arms they immediately assume they are getting Carpal Tunnel. However, there are many different conditions that can cause similar symptoms and actually, true Carpal Tunnel is pretty rare. Other conditions such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cervical Disc herniations, and cardiovascular problems are very common and can often get missed diagnosed as Carpal Tunnel. Someone with these symptoms should be properly evaluated by an expert in neuromusculoskeletal disorders, such as your chiropractor, to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Most true Carpal Tunnel can be treated conservatively without the need for drugs or surgery. Many times it is initially treated by doctors with an anti-inflammatory which is fine for the symptoms, however, Carpal Tunnel is a structural problem not a chemical problem and structural problem needs to be properly addressed. At Kingwood Chiropractic Associates, once we have pin pointed the cause of the condition, we can then properly treat the cause and not just the symptom. If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel like symptoms, contact Kingwood Chiropractic Associates at 281-359-6932. www.kingwoodchiro.com