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Gastonia Carpal Tunnel Surgery

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Sometimes when you perform a repetitive motion with your hand or arm you may develop carpal tunnel syndrome. There are several treatment options available, but when nonsurgical options do not help relieve the pain, you may need to have carpal tunnel surgery. At our practice, The Spine Clinic at Neuroscience and Spine Center of the Carolinas, our surgeon is able to provide you with Gastonia carpal tunnel surgery.
 
Our expert doctor is Dr. William Hunter. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than a decade of experience. He lectures across the country about minimally invasive surgical techniques. Many patients come to our practice when they need to see an expert spine doctor for relief of carpal tunnel problems. When a patient first develops carpal tunnel syndrome, they may be provided with ways that they can exercise the affected area. Massage therapy, splints, or injections may also help. In extreme cases, the patient will need to have Gastonia carpal tunnel surgery.
 
At our surgical practice, patients are either able to get endoscopic surgery or open surgery for their carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients who have problems with carpal tunnel syndrome do not need to have surgery. Surgery is only considered when symptoms have not improved after several weeks or even several months of nonsurgical treatment. If symptoms are so severe that they restrict your normal activities, there is also a need for surgery. These types of problems can present themselves as a persistent loss of feeling of coordination in the fingers, or decreased strength in the thumb. If your sleep is severely interrupted by pain, it may also be time to have carpal tunnel surgery. If nerve tests show that there is damage to the median nerve, surgery may also be indicated. There are two types of surgery that are generally used for providing relief for carpal tunnel syndrome. Open carpal tunnel surgery has a longer recovery and will leave a larger scar than endoscopic surgery; however, there may be less chance of other complications developing. Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery will have a quicker recovery and will leave a smaller scar; however, there may be need for additional surgery later on. For an appointment to see our expert surgeon regarding getting Gastonia carpal tunnel surgery, simply contact our office for an appointment.

 

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