Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Virginia Beach VA

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.

Stephen Edward Plotnick
(757) 412-1048
3500 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Janice Costilow Sherwood, MD
(757) 481-9157
933 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1991

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Eric Carleton Hodeen, MD
(757) 466-5992
1221 Barn Brook Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1968

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Nils Siegfried Erikson, MD
(757) 953-2160
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Michael Cannon
(757) 491-7359
933 First Colonial Rd # 100
Virginia Beach, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gary Richard Siegel, MD
(804) 481-9157
1241 Southfield Pl
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Wood Gough, MD
(757) 466-5933
1120 N Inlynnview Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va
Group Practice: Sentara

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Stephen Edward Plotnick, MD
(757) 412-1048
1821 Old Donation Pkwy Ste 5
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Bch, Va

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Arthur R Dunnington, MD
(757) 481-9157
933 First Colonial Rd Ste 100
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1973

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Albert H Lee
(757) 466-5976
850 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
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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