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When a patient presents with the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), one would think that the examination and treatment would be fairly straightforward and “routine.” The problem is, no two cases of CTS are identical because of all the possible mitigating factors, or the presence of OTHER issues that may be contributing or maybe the REAL cause for CTS in that particular person. The “Great Imposters” of CTS include both physical and chemical factors.
Physical factors include (but are not limited to):
Other “imposters” of CTS include a host of conditions including (but not limited to): thyroid disease, diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, birth control pill use, obesity, and MANY others!
Chiropractic makes the most sense when it comes to managing CTS from mechanical causes. If the response is slow or not satisfying, your doctor of chiropractic will order tests and/or consults to get to the bottom of what “imposters” may be contributing to your CTS symptoms!
So, if you are experiencing pain in my wrist (yours), numbness or paresthesia, hand weakness, and carpal tunnel symptoms and you type in pain management near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up.
You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my neck or wrist.”?
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
You may have a “funny feeling like a numbness frequently called paresthesia. Even a handshake may be painful or weak. Some people have prescribed chemicals that may temporarily reduce the numbness but not fixing the problem. The numbing in the fingers can be annoying and even debilitating.
Also, if you feel arm pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck. Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional.
Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at (239) 278-3344 and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.
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