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On the other hand, there are several studies showing that conservative treatment approaches—such as chiropractic care—are as or more effective than surgery for the CTS patient. In one study that included 120 women. half of participants received three manual therapy treatments and the other half underwent a carpal tunnel decompression/release procedure. The results showed that non-surgical care achieved superior results in the short term and similar results at the one-year point.
Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate the whole patient and not to focus on just the area of chief complaint. In the case of CTS, pressure applied to the median nerve at any point on its way to the hand can create CTS-like symptoms. Hence the importance of reviewing the patient’s history (which may be more helpful in diagnosing CTS than diagnostic testing) and a thorough examination of the entire course of the median nerve as it travels from the neck and through the shoulder, elbow, forearm, and wrist. In many cases, a patient may have CTS in addition to another condition that’s affecting the median nerve, and both will need to be addressed to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
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