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Carpal Tunnel Specialist

Dr. Michael Billauer & Dr. Marci Reiss

Chiropractors & Weight Loss Physicians located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by a compression of the nerves that pass through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Dr. Michael Billauer offers effective chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome to his patients in the Los Angeles area from his practice in Marina Del Rey, California.

Carpal Tunnel Q&A

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling sensations to run from the elbow to the hand and through the thumb, first, and second fingers. It is caused by a compression of the nerves that run through the carpal tunnel in the wrist bones. In some cases, the compression may occur in other locations such as the elbow, the shoulder, or the neck. The condition can develop in men and women of all ages, and is most common in people who perform repetitive movements like typing.

There are so many tendons and nerves that run through the small bones of the wrist and any inflammation or narrowing of these canals can lead to these symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition. When left untreated, it becomes worse, causes more pain, and could lead to full disability.

What does a chiropractor do to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and relieve symptoms?

Dr. Billauer has significant experience in treating nerve-related injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome. He uses special techniques like:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Deep tissue manipulation
  • Massage
  • Gentle stretching exercise

All of these techniques may release the impingements causing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Some patients benefit from wearing a brace, applying ice packs and other treatment modalities to provide relief from the symptoms while the treatments to address the misalignment causing the pain.

Dr. Billauer provides a comprehensive assessment because there are often, additional nerve-related issues that extend into the arm and even into the cervical spine. Dr. Billauer may use hands-on evaluation methods to determine if additional issues are present so that all conditions are treated and corrected to ensure long-lasting relief.

Can applied kinesiology address carpal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Billauer may use applied kinesiology techniques to identify any additional issues that either contribute to the carpal tunnel syndrome or are caused by the nerve compression and interruption to energy flow within the muscles. By manipulating the muscles in the arms, neck, and back, Dr. Billauer can determine if other organs, tissues, or systems of the body are affected by the nerve compression. This allows him to apply additional treatments to ensure the whole body health and wellbeing of the patient.

Dr. Billauer’s holistic approach to health means that when a patient arrives with a certain set of symptoms there is no stone left unturned during diagnostics and treatments. All of the body’s systems must function together in harmony for optimal health and wellness.