Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Acupuncture

By Cheryl McCarthy

Have you found yourself becoming completely absorbed with an activity only to realize the next day that it had left you with pain, numbness and weakness in the wrist or hand?

Have you awakened in the middle of the night with intense wrist discomfort?

You could have carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. CTS is defined as compression of the median nerve in the area of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Continue reading

Physical Therapy Can Be Alternative To Pain Meds

By Angela Quinn

These days many people are looking for an alternative to medication for dealing with painful physical conditions.

The use of pain medication is very useful for getting a person through a period of severe or acute pain, but is not always successful at getting to and eliminating the underlying cause of pain. For many people, pain results from or is exacerbated by underlying causes such as decreased range of motion, nerve impingement, weakened muscle groups, stiff joints, poor posture and body alignment.

There are many types of pain and inflammation that can be reduced through the addition of physical therapy.   Continue reading