Important Questions About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many issues that can cause tingling in the arm and hand.  In this edition of An Ounce of Prevention I would like to offer information that will keep patients from having unnecessary carpal tunnel surgery. If you have nerve type symptoms in your arm (i.e. burning, tingling, numbness), your answers to the following questions will help reveal if you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): 1. Do the symptoms follow the median nerve’s pattern (the only nerve that passes […]

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The Psoas: Magic for the Low Back

There’s a hip muscle with a really weird name, that few ever address, but many people have real problems with.  It’s called the Psoas muscle.  Google it if you like.  There is a psoas major, psoas minor and a close neighbor, the iliacus.  These muscles lie on the front of the hip and low back.  They shorten when we sit, and most people sit…a lot.  When they get stuck in a tightened position, we feel back pain in the form of […]

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