Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hollywood, FL Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment
Dr. Adams uses a blend of conservative orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, chiropractic and sports medicine to resolve musculoskeletal conditions without the use of drugs or surgery.
He has trained under a number of mentors medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists as well as PhDs in biomechanics and neurology, which has led to his unique approach to conservative care.
Dr. Adams has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients ranging from personal injury to weight loss/general fitness clients to professional athletes with nagging career injuries.
Despite the fact that sciatica is given as a diagnosis for most conditions involving pain in or down the leg, sciatica is a very specific symptom that has a number of root causes.
Carpal Tunnel, by definition, is irritation to the median nerve, which is made up of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th cervical nerve root as well as the 1st thoracic nerve root. The median nerve runs from the brachial plexus down the center of the arm to the hand.
When the nerve becomes irritated either at the neck or down one or both arms, this can result in a burning/tingling like pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg.
Because a large proportion of carpal tunnel is actually due to irritation in the neck, treatment will generally begin with a thorough assessment of the neck in order to try and centralize the symptoms in the arm up to the neck.
Conditions related to sciatica:
The first step of any new patient visit is a thorough medical history, physical activity/lifestyle history, and history of present illness. This information will help dictate the physical exam that will likely include a comprehensive neurological and orthopedic exam as well as a movement exam for the neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist.
This thorough assessment allows the Miami Spine and Performance physician to determine the cause of the nerve pain as well as the appropriate course of action moving forward.
Like any other condition, the treatment for carpal tunnel is dependent upon the source of the pain and objective findings on the neurological and movement exam. In some cases, carpal tunnel can be treated with manual therapy and a home exercise program to restore motion in the neck and in the nerve. In other cases where the issue may be more severe or have a longer time course, a referral to a neurologist or orthopedic doctor may be necessary for consultation.