Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Chiropractic Approach

“Experiencing some wear & tear from work?”
Did You Know that Carpal Tunnel is the #1 Most Reported Workplace Medical Problem?

Did you know that because of the prevalence of people desk jobs, carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming one of the most common medical problems in the workplace? The course traveled by many is surgery… and… the issue with surgery is that is can have many long term consequences.

Warning: Here’s What Carpal Tunnel Feels Like…

When you’re working at your computer do you feel pain, numbness, tingling or aching in your hands? Do your hands ever feel swollen or “clumsy”? These are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel.

What the Government Tells Us…

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, carpal tunnel is now the most common reported medical problem in the workplace. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome accounts for nearly 60% of work related injuries. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimate that Carpal Tunnel costs $27 billion annually in medical treatment and lost income. Until recently there were only three choices for sufferers: (1) Do nothing. Not a good plan. (2) Take anti-inflammatory medication or wear hand splints. Yeah, that looks good. (3) Surgery. I’ve known patients who opted for 3 or 4 surgeries on the same hand before relief was obtained! The recovery period is lengthy often leaving you out of work for months.

What many people are learning is that chiropractic has an excellent track record treating some forms of carpal tunnel. Surgery should be the last resort. In 80% of the cases where surgery has been completed, the symptoms have returned within two years. Increasingly patients are turning to chiropractic to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is why more and more people are seeking out chiropractic as their first line of defense against Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Only after non-invasive options have been tried should one consider surgery, in our opinion. The obvious benefits of chiropractic are no surgery, no recovery, and no taking medications.

If you or a loved one think they have some of the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel than I’d encourage you to get your condition looked into at your earliest convenience. To determine whether someone is appropriate for this procedure, we welcome patients or their referrals to call our office and we’ll schedule them for a diagnostic appointment. We will review your symptoms, tell you what your options are, and explain in detail how our non-surgical approach might help. Give our office a call at (425) 670-2600, we’re here to help. Also if we can provide any additional info on this condition, let us know.

Dr. Jerry Dreessen and Dr. Jason Gilmore

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