Carpal Tunnel

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons assess and evaluate patients suffering from nerve entrapment syndromes including carpal tunnel syndrome. This form of compressive neuropathy can cause pain and discomfort that can affect patient’s functioning and quality of life. If left untreated, carpal tunnel can cause nerve and muscle damage that is permanent and irreversible. Without proper treatment, patients lose sensory function and dexterity because of nerve compression and a lack of circulation and nutrients to the nerve structures.

Conservative Treatment

When diagnosis is confirmed, medication is often the first course of treatment. Splinting is also beneficial to prevent flexion or extension that creates pain and pressure on the median nerve. If drug therapy and conservative treatment fails, surgery may be recommended.

Neurosurgical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Our neurosurgeons are skilled in performing delicate nerve release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, using microsurgical instruments. Patients undergo this outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, typically. Surgery involves a small incision that provides more nerve space and greatly reduces pressure on the nerve. Symptoms are generally relieved immediately.

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