Do you spend a lot of time at the computer? Have you experienced tingling or numbness in your hands, wrists, or arms? If you seek medical help in Manassas without doing your homework about carpal tunnel syndrome and misdiagnosis then you could be leaving yourself open to more problems.
The carpal tunnel is a band of tissue running from the base of your thumb across the wrist. Those who take steps to protect this area while doing actions involving repetitive motion can put off or even avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. Does this describe something you’re experiencing?
If you’re interested in learning more about carpal tunnel syndrome then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of Back Talk where your host Kimberly Henrie interviews Dr. Steve Lininger from Manassas Chiropractic & Rehab about this condition, and how it is often misdiagnosed for another issue that has similar symptoms.
Everyone who performs repeated motions with their hands is in danger of developing carpal tunnel. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports women are three times more likely than men to receive a carpal tunnel diagnosis. This interview is an opportunity for those in Prince William County to learn more about this condition, and how to avoid being misdiagnosed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Misdiagnosis Errors
The episode kicks off with Dr. Lininger defining what carpal tunnel syndrome is and what specific parts of the body it affects. He also explains why carpal tunnel syndrome is so commonly misdiagnosed, not only by primary care doctors but also by specialists.
Next Dr. Lininger talks about various reasons for wrist pain and how it can create pain, numbing, tingling, and other symptoms that mimic carpal tunnel syndrome. He also shares what he asks himself, when writing a diagnosis to avoid this mistake.
If your treatment in Manassas for carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t relieving the symptoms, then it could be possible that you don’t have the condition at all.
Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Misdiagnosis
Surgery is one option for those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, but if you’ve been misdiagnosed then the procedure is moot. Dr. Lininger talks more about surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and misdiagnosis, and also answers these questions:
- What medical problems mimic my carpal tunnel symptoms?
- How would carpal tunnel surgery after misdiagnosis affect me?
- Could I develop carpal tunnel in both wrists at once?
- What should I do before having surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?
- How could a chiropractor help relieve carpal tunnel symptoms?
Now ask yourself these two questions: Have you received a diagnosis for carpal tunnel syndrome? Does your doctor plan to use surgery as a treatment to repair the alleged damage? If you answered yes to either question without doing your homework first, then it’s time for a second opinion from a chiropractor.
The Real Reason Behind Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
Dr. Lininger then goes on to reveal the real reason behind symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and misdiagnosis. He also describes how the anatomy in relevant areas can affect seemingly unrelated sections of the body.
Prince William County career choices also play a role in carpal tunnel syndrome and misdiagnosis. Dr. Lininger explains the career choices most likely to cause the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, even if the person does not have the condition.
Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome will depend on the authenticity of the diagnosis. Those who do their homework relieve symptoms often without surgery. What’s keeping you from doing the same?
The episode wraps up with Dr. Lininger offering some final advice about treatment in Manassas for carpal tunnel that are alternatives to surgery and explaining how they might help with symptoms of carpal tunnel, regardless of the diagnosis.
Are You Positive that You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do you want to know more about carpal tunnel syndrome and misdiagnosis? Are you willing to try other therapies in the Manassas area as an alternative treatment to surgery? Listen to the entire podcast now, and then leave your comments and questions below. We’d love to hear your feedback on this topic.
Dr. Lininger has been providing gentle, caring, and affordable natural health care for over ten years. He serves patients from Manassas, Centreville, Prince William County, Manassas Park, and Burke. Back problems and issues with chronic pain can have a lasting impact on your quality of life. Call Dr. Lininger today to book a consultation to discuss your issues with pain and get back to the quality of life that you deserve.