If you experience numbness, tingling sensation, burning pain in your thumb, fingers and hand, especially at night, you could have: “REPETITIVE MOTION SYNDROME” or better known as: CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
QUESTION: WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? (CTS)
A tissue’s reaction to irritation, infection, or injury, marked by localized heat, swelling, redness, pain, and sometimes loss of function.
QUESTION: WHO IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS PROBLEM?
Keyboard operators, Bus/Truck Drivers, or professional drivers who drive continuously for long periods of time; Bakers, Surgeons, Dentists, Dental Hygienist, many line workers (i.e. potato plants, chicken/meat processing plants), retail clerks or bank tellers who use registers or keyboards, carpenters/builders, Postal workers, even people who do a lot of crafts such as cross stitch or embroidery. All of these have one thing in common, their activity requires “repetitive” motion. It is this repetitive motion that causes the tissue to become inflamed.
QUESTION: WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Usually the patient is advised to reduce the activity that causes the pain. (However, in most cases this means quitting or changing their job.) If this is not an option, the patient is instructed to immobilize their hand with a brace. This limits movement, which usually hinders their work. This also increases the disuse atrophy leading to more problems.
Anti-inflammatory medication is usually prescribed (long term use of this is very harmful to the lining of the stomach). Pain medication is used, however, this may hinder patient’s ability to function safely on the job. there is also the fear of addiction with long-term use.
Other methods of treatment have been tried, from hot paraffin to copper bracelets. Although these various types of treatments have been used, there is not a great deal of long-term success. Temporary relief of the pain is generally all that is achieved with these treatments. Even surgery does not give long-term results for most patients, less than 20%. Recovery for many is hard and painful, often resulting in a change of occupation.
QUESTION:HOW DOES THE NEUROCARE™ HELP?
The Neurocare™ and associated Neurocare Treatment Program© increases the localized circulation thus relieving the inflammation around the carpal region. The simulated exercise promoted by the Neurocare™ the muscle groups involved in the activity causing this inflammation are “re-educated” and long-term results are achieved. This treatment program is a non-invasive treatment that has proven to be 80+% effective in all cases of diagnosed Carpal Tunnel/ Repetitive Motion Deficit, even bilateral CTS.
The Neurocare™ 2000 can be used in the comfort of one’s home. In most cases normal activity, including work, is not interrupted.
To evaluate Neurocare products and services contact your local Neurocare Supplier or call
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|“…used it for patients with acute and chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain, tennis elbows and carpal tunnel problems…recognize it as an excellent modality.”Dr. Raymond Bunker, MD
Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
|“…was invaluable in producing deep muscle contractions and ultimate relaxation and decrease pain.”James W. Speights, MD|
|“…used it on several soft tissue injuries and have found it works well in reducing pain. Very handy to travel with. We take it with us on the road.”Gary Craner
Head Athletic Trainer
Boise State University
|“…encourage each mill location medical department to consider trying and/or purchasing this device for on-site use by injured workers. It is easily set up and patient controlled, making it ideal for in-plant use on a minimally supervised basis.”Charles Stuart,
MDRegional Medical Director
Boise Cascade Corporation