Medical Minute: Laser Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Frank Schramek relies on his hands for his job.

But when he lost the feeling in his fingers, Frank was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. He considered surgery.

"I was going to have it done as soon as I had six weeks or 12 weeks that I could be off work and not do anything with my hands,” explains Schramek.

Then, Frank heard about a new treatment.

"We've been waiting for years for non-invasive treatment, and I think we've come upon a really good one,” shares Marcy Rosenthal Smurthwaite, D.C. Chiropractor.

CTS is caused by inflammation in the tendons in a narrow tunnel in the wrist.

Using a device called the cold laser, patients like Caren Cinnamon get a flash of relief. Caren has suffered for nine years with CTS.

"I was dropping things. I couldn't play the piano properly. I had a tough time with the computer,” Cinnamon explains.

During the treatment, the laser is focused on four points in the wrist, three separate times, for 33 seconds each. Patients can't feel the laser, but they are amazed by the results.

Studies show the laser works in 80-percent of patients. After 12 treatments, Frank says his hands are 90-percent better.

For more information, contact:

Rosenthal Chiropractic Clinic

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