If you have pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand and arm, you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. The expert pain management team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management offers advanced treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome at two convenient locations in Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York. To relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery, call or book an appointment online today.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs when one of the major nerves to your hand gets pinched. Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome get worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
The compassionate team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management offers cutting-edge treatments, such as PRP and nerve block injections, to relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow channel in your wrist, through which the median nerve travels. The median nerve runs from your arm to your hand, providing feeling in all fingers except your pinky.
When swelling causes the median nerve to get pinched, this leads to numbness, pain, and weakness in the affected hand. Several factors can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
Certain occupations, such as those that require lots of typing and handwriting or extended use of vibrating power tools, can also cause tissue swelling that leads to carpal tunnel syndrome.
To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, your provider at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management begins by asking about your symptoms and reviewing your medical history.
They carefully examine your hand and wrist and may perform some physical tests, such as bending your wrist in different directions. They may also take electrophysiological tests to determine how well your nerve is working, or imaging tests such as an ultrasound.
Then, they recommend the best non-operative treatment for your condition. The team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management strives to help you avoid surgery by offering the most advanced treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated source of healing growth factors that comes from your own blood. These growth factors stimulate tissue rejuvenation at the injection site.
A nerve block is an injection of a steroid, anesthetic, or anti-inflammatory medication directly to the source of your pain. Your provider administers the injection on a specific nerve root that’s causing your pain. For the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, your provider might suggest a nerve block to the median nerve, which is the only nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel.
To learn more about PRP or nerve block therapies for carpal tunnel syndrome, call Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management or book an appointment online today.