Treatment for carpal tunnel includes osteopathic manipulation and therapies that reduce pressure on the median nerve, providing relief from lower arm and hand pain, numbness, and weakness.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which pressure occurs on the median nerve within the narrow passageway of the wrist. Since the median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to areas of the hand, and provides signals that help with hand motor function, this common condition cause pain, weakness, and loss of function.
Carpal tunnel can be treated, but it is important to seek help as early as possible. Most patients find that untreated elbow, hand and wrist conditions like carpal tunnel tend to worsen over time. In some cases, ignoring the problem can eventually lead to permanent nerve damage that may require surgical intervention. Fortunately, osteopathic care is a proven and effective option for early treatment of carpal tunnel and its accompanying symptoms.
Carpal tunnel occurs due to abnormal narrowing in the tunnel, often caused by tissue swelling that places pressure on the median nerve. When those tissues swell, they gradually apply more and more pressure to the nerve, which causes pain and disrupts normal function. Common causes for this condition can include:
The symptoms of carpal tunnel usually begin with mild discomfort but can progress in severity over time. Those symptoms can include:
Because symptoms can be progressive unless treated, it is important to seek medical assistance if you suspect that you are suffering from this condition.
Wrist and hand conditions can severely impact your life. Fortunately, Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience and expertise needed to effectively treat carpal tunnel. Using safe, gentle, and non-invasive osteopathic techniques, he can help you minimize pain, restore lost function, and reduce the risk of additional damage.
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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us today and schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis. Dr. Tafler will work with you to create the personalized treatment plan you need to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.
I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.
Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.
Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!
Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.
Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.
Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!