Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries: The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries: The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

by Tammy Crouch

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Overview

Crouch stresses the importance of finding out exactly what type of RSI you have and of seeking conservative treatment instead of jumping in and having surgery like she did. This book also gives an excellent rundown and explanation of the diagnostic techniques that doctors use, from the innocuous Phalen's test to the often-excruciating electromyography nerve conduction test. While the explanations of different treatments could be more in-depth, they're a good primer if you're investigating your options. Crouch also includes information about worker's compensation plus an extensive list of resources— organizations, Web sites, books, and articles—helpful for those learning how to treat these often chronic conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781883319502
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

A former Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patient herself from her work as a sign language interpreter, Tammy Crouch recovered the use of her hands after two failed surgeries by learning about alternatice therapies. Ms. Crouch holds degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Resources Management, and now conducts workshops and seminars on overuse injuries in the workplace. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband and daughter.

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