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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain in your wrist, tingling in your hand, weakness in your grip? All signs of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In an article from the American Family Physician, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population. And according to the American Chiropractic Association, CTS shows up in adults, appearing three times more often in women.

carpal tunnel syndrome

The carpal tunnel is actually a tunnel and when the traffic that is meant to flow easily through that tunnel is compromised, then the problem begins. And like any trouble at a tunnel, if it isn’t taken care of early it only gets worse. Carpal tunnel syndrome is brought on when the median nerve in the wrist is squeezed or compressed. The actual nerve starts in the neck and travels all the way down the arms and into the hands. When a traffic jam through the tunnel occurs, it brings on pain, numbness, and tingling which affects your hand, wrist and arm. CTS can be brought on by numerous sources such as repetitive use of vibrating hand tools, constant keyboard use, assembly line work , diabetes, wrist injuries and more.

Early detection and treatment can prevent carpel tunnel syndrome from getting worse or from returning. Your chiropractor can diagnose and treat the problem. A study done by the Department of Chiropractic Principles and Practice, Cleveland Chiropractic College and Clinic, showed that chiropractic manipulation of the spine, elbow and wrist brought the patients a significant increase in grip strength and normalization of motor and sensory latencies, causing symptoms to dissipate.

Also as a part of your treatment your chiropractor may also suggest massage, various exercises and the use of ice packs along with spinal manipulation. So if you are experiencing tingling, numbness or pain or weakness in your fingers or hands make sure to have it checked by your chiropractor. Hands down you will be glad you did.

References:

Your Chiropractor Can Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, The Joint; last accessed 2/12/2021

“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” by Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, and Wayne Cestia, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Am Fam Physician. 2011 Apr 15; last accessed 2/12/2021

“How a Chiropractor Can Help Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” by Dr. Ryan Meehan, Medina Sports and Family Chiropractic; last accessed 2/12/2021

“Chiropractic Management of Work-related Upper Limb Disorder Complicated By Intraosseous Ganglion Cysts: A Case Report” by Glenn J. Crafts, DC, QME, Gregory J. Snow, DC, CCSP, Kim Hong Ngoc, Vo, DC; Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011 (Sep); 10 (3): 166–172

“Chiropractic Manipulation in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” by Valente R, Gibson H; J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994 (May); 17 (4): 246–249

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Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.
Neurologist

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management

“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”

Dr. Fiaz Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.

While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.

Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.

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