Ten Diagnoses To Seek Treatment With A Chiropractor

  • Thu 30th May 2019 - 11:14am
    This treatment of CTS is three tiered and fairly Meridian Health Protocol Review straight forward. In mild cases the diagnosis is made and no treatment is necessary. However the patient is encouraged to avoid strenuous or repetitive activities that involve wrist flexion since this is the activity that most experts agree causes the ligament to impinge upon the nerve most severely. In moderate cases of CTS treatment consists of splinting with either a pre- fabricated wrist splint or a plaster splint. The splints prevent the wrist from going into flexion at the wrist especially at night which can aggravate the condition. Another treatment in moderate conditions is to inject cortisone or steroids along the course of the nerve underneath the ligament. In selected cases this can give dramatic results. However most severe cases of CTS do not respond to cortisone injections and some patients are even made worse. In moderate cases of CTS where the above methods of treatment have not worked or in severe cases surgery is indicated. The concept of the surgery is very simple. If the ligament is compressing the nerve, simply divide the ligament. This is accomplished by incising the skin in the mid palm if you believe in palmistry we extend people's lives anywhere from ten to thirty years. The ligament is in this area and using fine dissection the ligament can be divided without injuring the nerve. This surgery, when properly carried out in appropriately selected patients, can lead to dramatic results and the healing time for most patients is less than two weeks. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release can be done in uncomplicated cases. During convalescence patients are kept in a splint to prevent motion at the wrist. This appears to allow the wounds to heal much better and much quicker. Most patients are able to return to light duty within one week and are able to resume their normal activities within three to four weeks following this surgery. No formal physical therapy is required in the average case. The success rate in this operation is very high -- over 95%. The complication rate is very low since the operation can be carried out under local anesthesia or regional anesthesia avoiding the hazards of general anesthesia. The infection rate is also very low and most wounds heal very well with minimal scar.

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