My name is Kymberly; I am the front desk manager here at Active Life Health and Wellness. I was 18 years old when I first started seeing symptoms of my carpel tunnel. When all of this began to happen, I was just about to graduate from cosmetology school. I knew that this was going to affect my plans for the future. If I can’t use my arms and hands, how can I function properly on the job? I went to my medical doctor who told me I have the option of surgery, or to wear a wrist guard to help ease the pain. I did not want to go with surgery because there was a 50% chance of the symptoms returning.
I didn’t want to give up on my schooling. I worked in a salon for almost a year until I could no longer perform adequately due to the pain.
It’s been about three years since then, and I’ve found myself working here at Active Life Health and Wellness in beautiful North Las Vegas. When I first began working at Active Life Health and Wellness, I’d never been to a Chiropractor. Dr. Joshua Purcell and Dr. Barry Stanley required that I go through our new patient examination so that I could begin care here as well. I explained my situation to the doctors. They told me that the pain I was having would not have been corrected with surgery because the source of the problem is the fact that I have no curve in my neck. Dr. Stanley and Dr. Purcell explained to me that because I don’t have a curve in my neck, the nerves in my neck are being cut off and causing pain where those nerves end; in my hands. They told me that if I began Chiropractic care and restored the curve in my neck, my carpel tunnel symptoms would more than likely subside. I have since been going through treatment in the office and I am having major success! I have noticed that I am able to have my hands above my head for longer periods of time, unlike before. Also, my palms no longer have an ‘achy’ feeling. Even though I am not doing a full course of treatment in the office, I am still seeing results. I know that this could eventually affect my entire lifestyle and allow me to do what I love doing once again.