Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common condition nowadays, especially in people over 50 years of age. Statistics indicate that women are diagnosed more often than men with a ratio of 3:1 in between the ages of 45-60 years of age. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms range from mild discomfort or sensations to extreme pain, weakness and Paresthesia (abnormal sensations such as pins, needles and burning). These symptoms progressively worsen over time and patients that have been diagnosed with CTS often experience burning sensations, numbness and tingling in the thumb and fingers, particularly the index and middle fingers, which are affected by the median nerve.
If you think you may be a sufferer of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or have struggled to get relief from your current approach, consulting with your Chiropractor may be helpful. They will perform a thorough history and consultation, a complete physical exam including orthopedic, neurological and x-ray exam. Further testing may also be necessary depending on the severity and nature of the problem. To know more contact Dr. Steve Minors or check out: http://www.rehabfx.com/ now.
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