I have bad carpal tunnel. I don't like the idea of surgery which is what my MD suggests. I was therefore interested in hearing of any other forms of treatment anyone knows of (OMM?).
Thanks for an informative and reasoned reply, (even if I had hoped the answer would instead be that OMM had had positive outcome studies!). I will look up the JAMA article.Originally posted by DocWagner
There are many techniques used in OMM to treat CTS but few if any have outcome studies regarding such treatment. Typically the noninvasive approach comes from Occupational Therapy, and actually is very good as preventative education to prevent future "flare ups".
But with highly suggestive EMG studies, surgery has the best outcome...and with OT introducing prevention, it is difficult to beat.
For the interested reader, see this months JAMA re: surgery vs. splinting for CTS.