Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Grovetown GA

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.

James Laurence Baker, MD
Evans, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1997

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Rashmi Shekhawat, MD
Evans, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: S P Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jo Anne Sherman
(706) 210-8884
3660 J Dewey Gray Cir
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Donald Hulbert Loebl, MD
(706) 721-2981
3213 Huxley Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Aff Med Ctr/Downtown, Augusta, Ga; Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

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Richard Shafter Field, MD
(706) 828-0043
3126 Exeter Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

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Michael Andrew Malloy, MD
(706) 787-4154
Building 300 8 East
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Peggy Faison Ward, MD
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kathleen L Johnson, MD
(706) 721-3871
3617 Nassau Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; St Josephs Hosp Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Laboratory Corp Of America

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Jeffrey Lane Bush, MD
(706) 364-6495
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jo Anne Sigman Sherman, MD
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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