Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
If you are experiencing chronic hand and wrist pain, or a numbness or tingling in your hands or fingers, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, if the pain does not subside, it hurts the quality of life in those suffering from it and can lead to a debilitating decrease in ability to perform basic functions involving the hands.
At Axis Brian & Back Institute, we understand and can help the pain that you are going through. We specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery which is specially constructed to treat spine conditions with a lower infection risk and shorter recovery times than more traditional open back and open neck surgeries. Our patients will attest that we have helped provide solutions after years of chronic pain that took away their ability to perform even basic functions every day.
About Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
The open carpal tunnel release surgery surgical procedure treats the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. It relieves pressure on a nerve that travels through your wrist. This nerve is called the “median” nerve.
In preparation for the procedure, your wrist and hand are anesthetized. The surgeon makes a small incision in your skin at the base of your palm to expose a band of tissue called the transverse carpal ligament. This ligament spans across the carpal bones of the hand and forms the space called the carpal tunnel.
The surgeon carefully divides this ligament to create more space within the carpal tunnel. It relieves pressure on the median nerve.
Once the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. The wrist and hand are bandaged and may be placed in a splint.
Frequent Symptoms Helped by Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Though herniated discs and degenerative disc disease cause symptoms which can change depending on the severity of the condition, there are some general symptoms that often see relief from this procedure.
– Numbness and tingling – Often, patients are experiencing numbness or tingling in the arm and fingers due to the impacted nerve in the neck. This could be similar to what it feels like to lose circulation to the arm.
– Arm pain – The nerve which is affected by the damaged disc often leads to a shooting pain in one arm. This pain can travel all the way from the shoulder down through the fingers. Often, this is accompanied by a pain in the neck along with the radiating pain the arm.
– Weakness – It is possible that the affected nerve is not able to signal the muscles in the arm the way it normally would, causing a general feeling of weakness.
If you are experiencing chronic neck pain and/or any of the symptoms listed above, contact our team at Axis Brain & Back Institute and get BACK@IT. You don’t have to miss out on life’s greatest moments because of pain. Schedule your free MRI review today!