What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and your patterns of hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injures.
How does CNS treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Acupuncture is extremely effective at treating carpal tunnel syndrome; eliminating the need for surgery, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people get acupuncture is for repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Recent studies even suggest that acupuncture may be more effective than corticosteroids when it comes to treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Cold laser therapy is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment. The cold laser therapy is a treatment method under which laser beams are used to relieve inflammation and pain. The intensity of the laser beams used is quite low and the area to be treated is exposed to the beams for a specific time at set intervals. The term “cold” does not mean that the temperature of the laser is low, but that that the intensity of the laser is low as compared to the high intensity ones, which may burn the exposed area. The cold laser works towards increasing the strength, speed and quality of repairs in damaged tissues. This stimulation increases the supply of blood to the affected area and it starts healing. It also helps in generating healthy cells, which aid quick wound healing. Therefore, the results from cold laser therapy are quite promising during treatment and even after it is discontinued.