The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting Well by Jill GambaroThe Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting Well by Jill Gambaro

The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting Well

byJill Gambaro

Paperback | July 31, 2017

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It can start in any number of ways: A legal secretary notices a strange buzzing in her palm. It soon spreads to a fiery ache across her entire upper body. Within a few months, she becomes totally disabled. Trapped in the medical and legal systems without any answers, she desperately attempts to regain her health and her livelihood. Fifteen percent of Americans suffer from pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but only 5 percent ever receive that diagnosis. Medical science does not agree on what causes it or even if it exists. Technology has caused incidents to skyrocket, making nearly everyone susceptible-even teenagers and children. It is the number one occupational illness in the United States, and the most common cause of physical disability in the world, costing approximately $850 billion a year in this country alone.The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a compelling patient account of this controversial injury. Using layman's terms, the book describes why it's so difficult to treat, how the author learned to manage hers, and how the medical and legal systems work in conflict to those suffering such injuries. Offering hope to sufferers and their loved ones, this book captures the reality of carpal tunnel syndrome and suggests ways for dealing not just with the injury but with the systems in place to deal with the losses associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Jill Gambaro, has lived with multiple repetitive strain injuries known as a "double crush" for over 13 years. A former executive director of the Los Angeles Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group and former board member of the Cumulative Trauma Disorders Resource Network, Jill has interviewed hundreds of doctors, lawyers, physical ther...
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Title:The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting WellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8.88 × 5.67 × 0.5 inPublished:July 31, 2017Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1538107503

ISBN - 13:9781538107508

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: I Woke Up One Morning to Find My Life Had Fallen Apart THE PHYSIOLOGY OF RSIs Chapter 2: Why Its Important to Educate Yourself about RSIs Chapter 3: How Can You Become Disabled Just by Sitting at a Computer? Chapter 4: When You Don't Get Proper Treatment, Your RSI Get WorseChapter 5: Ergonomics Alone Cannot Prevent RSIs THE POLITICS OF RSIs Chapter 6: Why the Health Care Community Disputes the Existence of RSIsChapter 7: How the Workers' Compensation System Worsens RSIs Chapter 8: The Political Battle Over THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF RSIsChapter 9: The Future of RSIs Chapter 10: Employers and RSIs Chapter 11: Why RSIs Cost You, Even If You Don't Have One Chapter 12:Why Work is the Cure for RSIsAPPENDICESAppendix A - Patient ResourcesAppendix B - Parent ResourcesAppendix C - Employer Resources

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As we change how we work, learn, and play, we have the potential to injure ourselves, our hands, in ways that were never conceived of.  Therefore, it is imperative to read and follow Jill Gambaro's amazing advice in The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  She adeptly outlines what we need to know, what we need to do, and how we need to protect one of our greatest assets-our hands.