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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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    Lyn Craven

    Bowen Therapist, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner

    I specialise in gastrointestinal health problems, (leaky gut syndrome, allergies, bloating, candida, IBS, constipation, dysbiosis, reflux), women's health, back/neck pain, RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome, rotating/tilting … View Profile

    I have treated carpel tunnel syndrome successfully in only a few sessions over 6-7 weeks with Bowen therapy.  Bowen therapy is non-manipulative in its application, gentle and relaxing.  Can be used around any inflammed areas.  I have also found that anti inflammatory's can be very helpful but often prescribed homoeopathic's to assist here.
    Some people may even present with a mineral deficiency which is slowing their healing process.  Lifestyle habits may need to be addressed, in particular, lifting, carrying, posture and basically how the body is used.  Some carpel tunnel syndrome cases have occurred during hormonal changes i.e. during/after pregnancy and menapause.
    Acupuncture is also very helpful and sometimes if there is acute inflammation I will recommend the person support the Bowen with acupuncture - these treatments are never taken back to back.
    If I can help anyone with a treatment who is suffering from CT please contact me. Lyn 0403 231 804

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    Dr Greg Sher


    I am the Clinic Director of the Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic.At our clinic, we see an equal mix of city office workers and elite … View Profile

    In another post, I mentioned that the causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can vary significantly, but there is often a problem with the median nerve from where it exits the neck, as it can get irritated or trapped anywhere along its course (not only in the actual carpal tunnel).
    A good, all inclusive treatment would be to work on all the areas where the nerve runs, to ensure it is all functioning well, so that would decrease pressure and irritation.
    We could work on moving all the wrist bones efficiently, stretching the nerve, working on the muscles in the immediate area, and just ensuring your whole neck and upper limb work as efficiently as possible.
    To effectively treat any condition, the trigger has to be identified, and if possible, help avoiding the problem positions/postures needs to be giving to prevent the problem reoccurring.
    As I have mentioned before, the key to good management of this condition is proper diagnosis and assessment. 

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    Dr Adam Arnold

    Chiropractor, Hypnotherapist

    I specialize in working with the nervous system to ensure your body is working well. This includes but is not limited to musculoskeletal care. I … View Profile

    Carpal Tunnel treatments can include and of the following or a combination of the following:
    Stretches (look at previous posts for some exercise advice)
    correcting any faulty work positions that stress the neck / shoulders / elbow and wrist (I have a previous post on this)
    Manipulation / Adjustments of the associated joints
    Cold Laser therapy 
    Bowen Therapy as in the above post
    and more.  

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