Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Gaithersburg MD

Though chiropractors may be best known for treating back and neck pain, their techniques also show promise in treating myriad other conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Read on for more information on chiropractic treatment.

Stanley Russel Pillemer, MD
14408 Quietwood Ter
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1977

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Joel Schiffenbauer, MD
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ivan Lim, MD
(301) 548-5785
1396 Piccard Dr
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1981

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Daniel Lindsey Kastner, MD
(301) 496-3227
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jungho Shim, MD
15200 Shady Grove Rd Ste 204
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md

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Sherry A Guardiano, DO
(757) 446-8910
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1998

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Emma Di Iorio, MD
(301) 942-7600
13036 Mimosa Farm Ct
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10
Graduation Year: 1987

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Evan Lloyd Siegel, MD
(202) 293-1470
9707 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md; Holy Cross Hospital Of Silver, Silver Spring, Md
Group Practice: Arthritis & Rheumatism Assoc

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Emma G Diiorio, MD
(202) 293-1470
9707 Medical Center Dr Ste 100
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Cross Hospital Of Silver, Silver Spring, Md
Group Practice: Arthritis & Rheumatism Assoc

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Rosemarie Neuner, MD
(301) 827-2276
Div Otc Drug Prod 5600 Fishers Lane Hfd-560,
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ask the Doctor - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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By Anthony L. Rosner, PHD, Chiropractor

I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands, and my doctor is recommending surgery. Is there any chiropractic treatment that could help me avoid such drastic measures?

Though chiropractors may be best known for treating back and neck pain, their techniques also show promise in treating myriad other conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. A growing body of research over the past decade has shown that the body’s extremities—including the wrist—respond very well to manual therapy, which is the signature approach of chiropractic treatment.

In people with carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve in the wrist gets compressed because of repetitive stress—prolonged strain on the wrist when it is either extended or flexed. Common symptoms are numbness and tingling in the fingers and pain in the wrist, palm, or forearm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common, estimated to be the diagnosis in more than 60 percent of all occupational illnesses.

Chiropractic care goes to the root of the problem by manipulating the wrist to relieve pressure on joints and ligaments and on the carpal tunnel itself—the eight bones in the wrist called “carpals” that form a channel through which the nerve passes on its way to the hand. When this tunnel narrows, it constricts the nerve, causing the various symptoms. Chiropractic treatment is a noninvasive way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome without resorting to surgery.

At least three studies have shown that chiropractic manipulation improves pain, nerve functioning, and finger sensitivity, as well as physical and mental distress in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. These results are comparable to what patients report after taking ibuprofen or corticosteroids, but chiropractic doesn’t include the possible side effects that come with those medications.

Other studies have also shown improvement in wrist inflammation with changes in diet and with exercise (stretching and strengthening) in conjunction with a chiropractor’s manual therapy. The dietary changes included adding such supplements as vitamins B6 (pyridoxine) and B2 (riboflavin), bromelain (an enzyme from pineapples), and lipoic acid. The studies’ subjects reported pain relief as long as six months after treatment. Even more impressive, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the carpal tunnel done before and after manipulation of the wrist showed that the treatment physically relieved compression—actually widening the diameter of the carpal tunnel—proof that the very cause of carpal tunnel syndrome had been corrected.

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