SOURCE: Back 2 Health Family Wellness Center

September 28, 2011 07:00 ET

Colonia and Little Silver Chiropractor Provides Non-Surgical Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

COLONIA, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Carpal tunnel syndrome is an increasingly common injury due to workplace and lifestyle dependency on computers. Dr. Dennis Hupka, a chiropractor with offices in Colonia and Little Silver, announced that he provides non-surgical pain relief for carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as CTS. Dr. Hupka is licensed to perform Nerve Conduction Testing, a diagnostic procedure that can help determine the type of wrist injury, such as CTS or a pinched nerve and treatments can also include chiropractic adjustments or laser therapy. The chiropractor helps patients manage pain and heal from CTS without surgery at his practices, Back 2 Health Family Wellness Center with his colleague Dr. Mazzella.

The condition is caused by repetitive motions, such as typing, which lead to inflammation in the wrist and cause pain. Other motions such as playing a musical instrument, driving for extended periods of time, writing, or playing certain sports can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

"CTS is one of the most common pain complaints from my patients," said Dr. Hupka. "Unfortunately, many medical doctors simply prescribe prescription painkillers to cover up the pain, or recommend invasive surgery. I have had tremendous success treating patients using gentle chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy."

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which travels through a narrow channel in the wrist into the hand. Repetitive motions like typing can cause the wrist to swell over time, putting pressure on the median nerve, which leads to chronic pain and discomfort.

Dr. Hupka is licensed in Nerve Conduction Testing, a diagnostic procedure that precisely determines the cause of wrist pain. Some patients who complain of wrist pain may be suffering from other conditions, like a pinched nerve, which can mimic CTS. Diagnostic testing prior to treatment helps ensure that a patient is treated for the correct problem.

The use of cold laser therapy may also be employed to stimulate the affected cells to healing themselves. "Little Silver carpal tunnel patients frequently choose our practice because of our non-invasive approach to pain management," said Dr. Hupka. "We help patients heal without risky, invasive surgery or a dependency on prescription painkillers. Laser therapy is the latest treatment available for CTS, and it has produced some dramatic results for my patients."

In addition to treating CTS, Dr. Hupka and his partner and wife, chiropractor Dr. Lisa Mazzella, use chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and treat patients suffering from chronic and acute conditions including back pain, neck pain and sciatica.

Back 2 Health Family Wellness Center has two locations, Colonia and Little Silver, which also serve patients in the communities of Shrewsbury, Middletown, Red Bank, Woodbridge, Clark, and Edison.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about non-invasive pain management and the treatment of CTS, or who wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hupka, can do so by visiting the practice's website, http://back2healthnj.com/.

Contact Information

  • Back 2 Health Family Wellness Center
    Colonia, NJ
    1-888-667-5235