There are more than 500,000 carpal tunnel surgeries done annually in the United States but approximately 30 percent of these patients will be no better as a result. The truth is, most physicians are too quick to consider surgery as the first line of defense against carpal tunnel and other repetitive-strain injuries. In this comprehensive guide to recognizing and treating these debilitating conditions, Dr. Scott Fried takes a strong position against surgery and offers self-healing alternatives that have better results. From understanding the signs and symptoms at an early stage to modifying work and lifestyle; from proven alternative therapies and helpful medications to nutrition and exercise, The Carpal Tunnel Helpbook provides authoritative advice and practical, up-to-date information to spare many patients the ordeal of surgery to treat their injuries.
Author: Scott Fried, Valerie Prescott Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books Published: 06/26/2001 Pages: 122 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.47lbs Size: 9.06h x 6.06w x 0.34d ISBN: 9780738204550
About the Author Dr. Scott Fried is an upper-extremity-nerve specialist and, ironically, a surgeon. He lectures regularly on alternative therapies for carpal tunnel and repetitive-strain injuries. The author of Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel, he lives in Pennsylvania.