Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Relief in Houston, Texas

True carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms usually start gradually, with pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, it may even radiate up the arm.Carpal Tunnel Doctor

As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day, and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is especially common in those performing repetitive tasks such as those working at a computer or assembly line work.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

In some cases no direct cause of the syndrome can be identified. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often accompanied by a “double crush syndrome” where the nerve is damaged or ”pinching” along its path from the neck, shoulder, and forearm into the wrist. The reasoning behind this double crush syndrome” is that once the nerve is damaged at the wrist it becomes more susceptible to injury elsewhere. Often times, the initial injury does not occur at the wrist but higher up at the neck. It is important that the nerve be examined along its entire path in order to properly determine the correct treatment plan. Addressing the damage at the wrist only (ie: carpal tunnel surgery) can be short sighted leading to poor long term outcomes.

You see, everything that happens to our body has a consequence to our brain, that’s right, EVERYTHING that we do has some type of affect on our BRAIN! So, let’s say you injured your hand or wrist, that injury must me dealt with at the cortical level. The brain’s DNA replicates in such a way (Immediate Early Gene Response) as to have lasting affects on that structure. Some of you reading this may not have ever injured your wrist but lo and behold you too have CTS! Remember that EVERYTHING that happens to us physically, chemically or emotionally has an affect on our brain, when brain is affected it’s OUTPUT may also be affected thus, you may have loss of EXTENSOR MUSCLE TONE allowing for a collapse of your carpal tunnel thereby causing you pain at the wrist/hand/arm without any discernible injury.

How do I achieve such great success with carpal tunnel victims?

My clinical success comes from first determining exactly what is the cause behind your pain. We address every level of neurological involvement whether at the wrist, forearm, shoulder, neck, cerebellum and parietal, temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. Most importantly for Carpal Tunnel is for the doctor to determine if the Brain Stem is being inhibited properly or if, in fact, there is a loss of inhibition of the mesencephalon (midbrain) Peripheral nerve damage does affect the origin of the nerve pathway in the brain too. If this is the case, we are well equipped to address this component of your condition.

By incorporating a unique series of treatments we can more thoroughly and quickly address your condition returning you back to normal daily activities. Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome cramp your style any longer.