Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Narragansett RI

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.

Dr.Christopher DArcy
(401) 348-2180
70 Kenyon Ave # 326
Wakefield, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Westerly And South County
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas William Jamieson, MD
(401) 845-2123
4 Kay Ter
Newport, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1976

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Laila Akhund, MD
(401) 885-1532
79 Duke St Unit 13
East Greenwich, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Christopher A D'Arcy, MD
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Wendy Silversmith
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Peter B Himmel, MD
(401) 783-6777
321 Main St
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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Therese Marie Suarez, MD
(401) 467-6210
320 Phillips St
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Wendy Silversmith
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells St # 203B
Westerly, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christopher Darcy
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells Street
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Virginia Schmidt Parker
(401) 738-2607
300 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
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Rheumatology

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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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