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Surgery for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is the second-most common musculoskeletal surgery in the U.S. But it has only a 23% success rate. Dr. Prather says there are more effective, non-invasive options that should be explored first. In this episode, find out:

--The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affect 8 million people per year.

--The surprising connection between hormones and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. And how Liver Congestion, Thyroid issues, Diabetes, and Kidney Disease influence Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

--Why Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Iodine can make a difference for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients when the surgery made no change in their symptoms.

--How Dr. Prather finds most of his patients diagnosed by other doctors with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome actually DON'T have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but issues such as Palmaris Longis Syndrome or even a pinched neck.

--Why Dr. Prather says appropriate diagnostic steps are so important to correctly diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but that too many doctors are skipping those for just an Electrodiagnostic test that can lead to a misdiagnosis.

--The reason why Dr. Prather believes only 10% of the Carpal Tunnel surgeries are necessary.

--How a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture, Physical Rehabilitation, and Nutritional support are used at The Prather Practice to help Carpal Tunnel patients.

--Why Auriculotherapy (electro-stimulation of points on the ears) is necessary for anyone who has had Carpal Tunnel pain for over six months.

--How the wrist needs to be strengthened through proper Physical Rehabilitation exercises to get back full function. And how a bucket of rice is a great exercise tool to strengthen wrists!

--The "nerve flossing" exercise that is "one of the best things" that can be done for Carpal Tunnel pain. And the value of wrist bracing during the night to keep the wrist in a neutral position.


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