carpaltunnelsyndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequent peripheral nerve problem, caused by the compression of the median nerve at the wrist in the carpal canal. There is no agreement with regard to initial treatment for CTS, which may be conservative or surgical. Conservative treatment of CTS includes wrist splints; mobilization and adjusting of the wrist, shoulder and neck; modification of activities; tendon and nerve gliding exercises; low-level laser therapy (LLLT), ultrasound; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; and local steroid injections.  A new randomized, placebo controlled sham study in the journal Photomedicine and Laser Surgery investigated the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  Authors found a significant reduction in pain, reduction in the percentage of patients with a positive Tinel’s sign (orthopedic test), and improvement in nerve conduction testing observed in the laser therapy group (but not in the control group).  Essence of Wellness offers laser therapy using the Multiradiance MR4 laser.  This super pulsed laser produces high powered light in billionth-of-a-second pulses. The power of each pulse drives the photons, or light energy up to 10—13cm (4—5 inches) deep into the target tissue. Multi Radiance Medical’s technology’s power of up to 50,000 mW creates a high photon density, strongly reducing pain and improving micro-circulation.