The conventional medical techniques for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have one of the lowest rates of satisfaction in medicine. The conventional approach usually begins with your family doctor recommending a rigid immobilizing wrist splint or hand brace he or she tells you to purchase from the local pharmacy. These rigid braces and splints are the wrong way to treat Carpal Tunnel and often result in muscle atrophy. The rigid hand braces or wrist splints sometimes help relieve some of the symptoms in the early going by preventing movement, but this is short lived and in the long run Carpal Tunnel Syndrome almost always gets worse within a few months of using the rigid braces.
When Carpal Tunnel gets worse after using the splints and rigid braces, the next step most medical practitioners will recommend is to have a steroid injection. These work to relieve symptoms of Carpal Tunnel about 50% of the time, but only last for about two months on average. Steroid injections are somewhat controversial and medical text books recommend having no more than two such injections in any one joint. Animal studies show that routine exposure to these type of Corticosteroids lead to deterioration of the soft tissue in the joints and early onset of Arthritis. Most people prefer to avoid these injections because they are only a short term fix and have potential long term consequences. The short term benefits of steroid injections do not warrant the risks involved.
The next step is to visit a Nuerologist for a Nerve Conductivity Study. These involve another co-pay and cost over $1000 if a person does not have health insurance. Some people describe the conductivity study on the Median Nerve as extremely painful and say they would never undergo this test again under any circumstances. Others say it is no big deal. It depends on the person and their reaction to the test. A Median Nerve Conductivity study is required by all insurance companies before they will allow any person to consider Carpal Tunnel Surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery has a 50 to 60% success rate and has many potential complications.
As you probably know, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome comes back even after a successful surgery for most people within a few years. This is why Neurologist say surgery is a last resort and why they call the Carpal Solution Therapy the best first line of defense for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If you can treat this dreadful repetitive syndrome naturally, you are in a much better position than repeatedly exposing yourself to the risks of steroid injections and surgical procedures.
Surgery is routine for Surgeons and they become accustom to the risks and tend to minimize the risks of surgery. It is only natural, because it is human nature to minimize the risks a person deals with on a daily basis.