NERVE INJURY & PAIN
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, with over 12 million cases in the U.S. And 1.3 million new cases diagnosed annually. CTS can be caused by repetitive motion, over use, or compressive activities.
Traditionally, CTS is diagnosed with clinical exams, plus nerve conduction studies. Now, research as demonstrated and recommended Ultrasound imaging which is quicker, cheaper, less painful, and provides more diagnostic value.
Additionally Ultrasound is utilized for guidance during injections and procedures. This dramatically improves the accuracy and effectiveness of treatments.
Along with traditional conservative measures, advanced diagnostics, Ultrasound guided injections and now Ultrasound guided minimally invasive carpal tunnel release surgeries, Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated and resolved in the most effective, lowest risk and pain free treatments available to date.
Females are three times more likely to get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
High Risk individuals also include those who are pregnant, are obese, have diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Hypothyroidism.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the 2nd most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome.
A 2018 study showed that military populations and older aged individuals were at higher risk for this syndrome.
Southern Healthcare Alliance offers diagnosis and treatment options such as the ultrasound guided perineurial hydro-dissection procedure that was previously not available except in certain military communities.