Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Silver City NM

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.

Elizabeth Spencer Smith, MD
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1970

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Erik Edvard Carlson, MD
(505) 291-2400
8200 Constitution Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Art Snyder
(505) 532-5934
1255 Hillrise Circle
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Terry William Du Clos, MD
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1981

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Courtney Reagor Johnson, MD
(505) 272-4728
1127 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Courtney Johnson
(505) 272-8950
2211 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Leroy A. Pacheco
(505) 341-4148
1617 University Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Peter Rosandich
(505) 291-2222
8300 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Roderick Allen Fields, MD
(505) 522-9717
2701 Missouri Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Frank OSullivan
(505) 262-7000
5400 Gibson Blvd SE # A
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Lovelace Health Systems
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, 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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