Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Health Risks and Treatment Options

                  Our sedentary and screen-time heavy lifestyles have received much attention in the media recently. Excessive sitting, without taking breaks can contribute to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, depression, and a host of other conditions. Sitting for more than 13 hours a day can double your risk of death! Excessive uninterrupted screen time with phone, tablets, and computers adds its own risks such as headache, back, neck, and shoulder pain, and eyestrain. Prevailing office and computer-related injuries are hand tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Up to 6% of the adult American population may suffer from CTS, with quality of life reducing symptoms such as sustained pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands. Women tend to be more likely to suffer from CTS than men. Fortunately, a Neurologist or Pain Management specialist can help to diagnose and treat these symptoms. CTS can be diagnosed with the assistance of nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography. Treatment can then include an appropriate prescription for medication, lifestyle changes, as well as local steroid injections. New York Neurology Associates are a leading medical practice that can provide these health services and more, specializing in pain management and nerve and brain-related pathologies. If you believe you exhibit these symptoms, schedule your consultation with New York Neurology Associates today.

Author
Gary Starkman Dr. Starkman, a top Neurologist in NYC, is the Medical Director and founder of New York Neurology Associates. He is Board Certified in Neurology with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.

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