(e.g. Arnold’s Neuralgia, cervico-brachial neuralgia,
carpal tunnel syndrome)
The most frequent situation is extrinsic compression of mechanical origin by an intervertebral disc (protrusion or herniated disc), or by peripheral, marginal osteophytosis (bony spines) exercising a direct effect on the nerve root, or acting indirectly on the disc itself by crushing (disc compression), which may lead to a denervation syndrome with what is known as a neurogenic lesion.
The first thing to do is directly to treat the cause, in other words the bone that is imposing mechanical stress, rather like a vice, by reducing peripheral bony condensation through sessions of meso-chelation with percutaneous hydrotomy to “dilate” and hydrate the intervertebral disc. At this level, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and corticoids are often of no real benefit.
Once the mechanical cause has been treated, treatment can proceed to repair the nerve lesion, known as a neurogenic lesion. This can be performed by local use of B-group vitamins, magnesium, and tricyclics (e.g. Laroxyl, Anafranil) according to very precise protocols.
The treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome has its own, particular treatment protocol.