Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor Wahiawa HI

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.

Dennis W Boulware
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James McKoy
(808) 432-7450
2828 Paa St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Donald Ames Person, MD
(808) 433-6709
1 Jarrett White Rd
Tamc, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Tripler Army Med Ctr, Honolulu, Hi

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Panu Limpisvasti
(808) 528-4577
1520 Liliha Street
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Arthur K Wong
(808) 531-8011
2228 Liliha St
Honlolu, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jakob Ulfarsson
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Martin Ira Leftik, MD
(808) 834-5333
1467 Ala Paumula Street
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1966

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Arthur Keu Wong, MD
(808) 537-5454
2228 Liliha St Ste 104
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1956

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Denny Akira Nakayama, MD
(808) 545-4660
321 N Kuakini St Ste 814
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kara Sanae Yamamoto, MD
(808) 595-6987
3373 Niolopua Dr
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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