Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor North Tonawanda NY

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.

Jihad Hassan Abialmouna
(716) 691-1300
2800 Sweet Home Rd
West Amherst, NY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Jihad Abialmouna
(716) 691-1300
2800 Sweet Home Rd # 6
Buffalo, NY
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Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Arik Zaider
(716) 961-9900
3980 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Abha Rani Gupta, MD
41 Oakcliff Ct
East Amherst, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Edgardo F Salvador
(716) 832-2920
3140 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jihad Hassan Abialmouna, MD
(716) 743-0206
2800 Sweet Home Rd Ste 6
Buffalo, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1983

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Nelson Philip Torre, MD
60 Woodbury Dr
Buffalo, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1961
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Hospital: Sisters Of Charity Hospital Of, Buffalo, Ny

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Vijayalakshmi Kumar, MD
(315) 848-3073
90 Meyer Rd Apt 508
Amherst, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Alan Baer
(716) 961-9900
3980 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Edgardo F Salvador, MD
(716) 832-2920
3140 Sheridan Dr Ste 201
Buffalo, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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