Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Hays KS

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.

Nancy Shields Nowlin, MD
(785) 840-2551
4609 Harvard Rd
Lawrence, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Edward Neal Letourneau, MD
(785) 354-9591
901 SW Garfield Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Susan Elizabeth Rosamond, MD
(913) 681-2086
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kevin Miles Latinis, MD
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Anne M. Regier
(816) 361-1910
5701 W 119th St # 209
Leawood, KS
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Lutheran Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard B Lies
(316) 689-9188
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Teresa Ann Reynolds, MD
(316) 689-9111
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Raymond Clifford Lumb, MD
(785) 354-5365
901 SW Garfield Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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Richard Kenney, DO
(417) 781-2807
1 Med Center Cir
Pittsburg, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Naveed Salahuddin
(620) 669-2500
2101 North Waldron Street
Hutchinson, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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