Watchung, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2014
According to OSHA, repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel, are among the nation’s most common and costly health problems. In fact, carpal tunnel affects five percent of the working population. Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine in Watchung, NJ recently introduced a new non-surgical treatment that is helping patients find relief from carpal tunnel pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly caused by repetitive movements of the hand and wrists in the workplace, which leads to inflammation and excessive pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It can also be a result of diabetes, arthritis, injury, or obesity. Those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can experience tingling, pain, numbness, or burning in their wrists, hands, and fingers. This pain is not only uncomfortable, but it can also restrict patients from being able to perform everyday functional movements. Heavy pain medications and surgery are two of the most common treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, however, these options have been known to lead to several unintended consequences.
“We’re excited to offer non-surgical options for our carpal tunnel patients, helping to relieve their pain through state-of-the art technologies like cold laser and MicroVas therapy,” said Dr. Ronald Spiaggia, clinic director of Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine. “We’re helping carpal tunnel patients realize that surgery and lifelong pain medications aren’t their only option to finally finding relief from their condition.”
MicroVas therapy uses the latest medical technology to generate an electrical impulse, which creates a comfortable pulse that passes through the area being treated. This pulse helps stimulate deep muscle contractions, which brings oxygen-rich blood to the treatment area through microcirculation, thus allowing the damaged nerves to heal. With the use of cold lasers, medical staff can treat compressed nerves non-invasively, and without discomfort to the patient.
These same technologies have proven to be effective in treating a variety of conditions other than carpal tunnel, such as neuropathic pain and joint pain.
At Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine, patients have access to a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals, including osteopathic medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists and nurses. The entire staff is dedicated to helping patients find relief from chronic pain.
To find more information about the non-surgical treatment Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine offers for patients suffering with carpal tunnel and other sources of pain, please visit http://performancerehabnj.com/.