Quicker Carpal Tunnel Help Video

This medical video focuses on a new treatment for people who get numbness and pain in their fingers from Carpal Tunnel syndrome, which could bring a lifetime of relief in just a few minuets.
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Rose Keller: I've always been very physical with my animals. I play with them a lot. Jennifer Matthews: But pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome became a big problem for Rose and her dog, Lurch. Rose Keller: He needs to get brushed every day. I couldn't even do that anymore and walking him, another struggle. I would massage him completely from head to toe and I couldn't do that anymore. Jennifer Matthews: Rose didn't want to waste any time, so she went to Dr. Mark Cohen, who performs a less-invasive procedure for carpal tunnel. Dr. Mark Cohen: We're simply opening up the corner of the tunnel. That simply decompresses the nerve and makes more room for the nerve as it travels through the hands. Jennifer Matthews: Dr. Cohen uses special instruments to release the ligament, without having to cut open the entire palm and wrist like standard surgery requires. A smaller incision makes the procedure less invasive. It's also less painful and allows for a quicker recovery. Dr. Mark Cohen: The whole thing from the beginning to the end is five to seven to ten minutes, it's less than -- and it's done as an outpatient. They come in and they go home. Jennifer Matthews: And Dr. Cohen says it has up to a 98% success rate. Dr. Mark Cohen: Quite frankly, the operation is relatively simple and easy and quick, and they don't have much pain. Jennifer Matthews: That's good news for Rose. Rose Keller: The pressure was off. What a remarkable feeling. It was exhilarating to be honest with you. Jennifer Matthews: Lurch feels the benefits too. Rose Keller: Just the look in his eyes and he is like Oh, don't stop! It makes him happy and it makes me happy. Thank you. I love you too. Jennifer Matthews: This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.

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