Should I get a formal Diagnosis If I think I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
I am a professional musician in Nashville. I think I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome based on the symptoms I have. Thumb pain, tingling fingers and numbness at night wakes me up. I know other musicians that struggle with Carpal Tunnel and surgery did not work for them. They still have symptoms that slow them down in their career. Should I get a formal Diagnosis from a Doctor before I proceed with any treatment options?
Is a Formal Diagnosis From a Doctor Necessary for Carpal Tunnel before beginning a natural treatment?
Carpal Tunnel Questions From:
Laura F. Musician
Answers From Doctors at First Hand Medical:
Thank You for your questions about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You are smart to do your research and to seek the best way to diagnosis and treat this chronic condition. It is never a bad idea to get a formal diagnosis, however, it takes time and money and waiting without treatment.
So, there are some downsides to waiting while losing sleep and suffering with hand dysfunction and pain. If you have up to two of the symptoms listed on our website under symptoms, then you can be 90% sure you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you have three of the symptoms you can be 95% sure you have Carpal Tunnel. You can see a full list of Carpal Tunnel Symptoms here.
Since there is no downside to using the Carpal Solution and there is a money back guarantee, many people go forward with confidence knowing that at the worst case they will have to send the product back after 30 days to get their money back, but the best case is they get better from their symptoms with no waiting, no downtime and no risks of complications and then you know you had CTS and you know how to treat it naturally. CTS goes away after the 6 week treatment for most people for up to 12 years.
There is no permanent fix for carpal tunnel syndrome. It comes back even after a successful surgery, but second surgeries have even a lower success rate (40% success rate) than first surgical procedures for carpal tunnel release (60% based on patient surveys), so why go down that path of high risk that is riddled with downtime and painful rehabilitation post-surgery. Most medical professionals agree that surgery for any condition that comes back for 90% of people within 8 years is a poor choice of the available treatment options. This is the case with Carpal Tunnel Surgery, it comes back for most patients even after a successful carpal tunnel surgery within 8 years.
Most people opt for a different treatment option once they understand the prognosis with a Carpal Tunnel Surgical Procedure.
The Carpal Solution 6 Week Treatment Pac is: The Solution to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for most people. It is a natural stretching treatment developed by Doctors that works for 97% of people and is done in the comfort and privacy of home.
It jump starts your body’s natural healing process.
First Hand Medical offers a money back guarantee for the Carpal Solution Treatment.
The Carpal Solution Nighttime Stretching Treatment provides over 220 hours of gentle consistent stretching during sleep. It restores flexibility to the injured soft tissue and restores blood circulation.
These are keys to natural healing that are blocked by pressure from inflammation and contracting rigid injured soft tissue. It takes six weeks to heal soft tissue generally. There is no other way to achieve this consistent Therapy over six weeks.
Carpal Tunnel is a cyclical condition meaning that, once it gets started it blocks the body’s natural healing processes. So, it is difficult to overcome on your own without some help from experts who know how to jump start your body’s natural healing processes again.
There are many potential underlying causes of CTS, however, trapped inflammation and soft tissue that gets injured and loses its flexibility are at the heart of almost every case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
When inflammation gets trapped, it gels and becomes harder to move out. The Carpal Solution provides gentle consistent stretching in three key trigger points during sleep for over 220 hours over a 6 week treatment regimen. This is exactly what patients with this collection of symptoms need to overcome the cyclical nature of the chronic hand condition.
There is no need to worry and wait suffering with the painful and annoying symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The most dangerous symptom is routine sleep loss from numb tingling aching hands waking you up during sleep. Sleep is key to your overall health and normal body function. When you lose sleep chronically from a persistent syndrome like Carpal Tunnel, you overall health can take a dive. Chronic sleep loss is a key factor leading to heart disease, stroke, anxiety attacks, brain fog, mental disorders, diabetes, irritability, etc., etc., etc.
Put the pain and worry of Carpal Tunnel behind you with this proven natural treatment developed by Doctors working with patients based on first hand experience. The Doctors at First Hand Medical are experts and can help guide you back to full hand health and help you prevent the reoccurrence of Carpal Tunnel with the 1 Year Preventative Package.
When you do get a formal diagnosis for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome you can obtain a prescription for reimbursement of the Carpal Solution Treatment. Your Family Doctor or primary care provider or chiropractor will be able to provide a diagnosis and a prescription without having to wait and travel to see a specialist. Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be confusing because of how some of the symptoms present. For instance, some people have pain in their shoulder or even in their neck that is coming from the pinched nerve in the carpal tunnel space in the base of the palm of your hand. If your symptoms are unclear and you cannot arrive at a definitive diagnosis, the best place to go for an absolute diagnosis is to go to a Neurologist and have him perform a Nerve Conductivity Study or EMG.
Neurologists are the nerve experts in medicine and these professionals will be able to identify exactly where the symptoms are emanating from within your body. The cost for a Nerve Conductivity Study can range from $1,000 to $2,000. Some Patients report the Nerve Study to be quite painful and unsettling. Other patients say the Nerve Test was a little uncomfortable, but no big deal and was not painful.
Here is a link to some useful information written by a leading Neurologist in the UK on how to get the most out of a Nerve Conductivity Test:
How to get the most out of nerve conduction studies and electromyography
By Dr. Geraint Fuller Department of Neurology, Gloucester Royal Hospital in Scotland United Kingdom.
Published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry Volume 76 Issue Suppl 2 geraintfullerg.demon.co.uk
Neurologists tell their patients that the best first line of treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is using the Carpal Solution Treatment. It is clinically documented, FDA Registered, Manufacturing according to the top quality guidelines in an FDA approved manufacturing plan according to the top ISO quality standards for medical devices. The Carpal Solution comes with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.