In cases of chronic carpal tunnel syndrome, the only treatments available are corticosteroid steroid injections and surgery. While corticosteroid offers temporary relief by minimizing inflammation, it leads to muscle and soft tissue damage which causes more pain and joint weakness. For this reason, many physicians refuse to do more than a few injections a year. Surgery is another option, but results vary and recovery time is lengthy.
If you are looking for an alternative option for addressing carpal tunnel syndrome, Chronic Care of Richmond is here to help.
Because carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve related disorder, it is considered a type of localized peripheral neuropathy (or mononeuropathy). Mononeuropathy occurs either due to severe and consistent pressure to a nerve or damage to the myelin sheath (the outer covering of a nerve). Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of mononeuropathy.
At Chronic Care of Richmond, we have a dedicated team of peripheral neuropathy experts who have worked hard to create a holistic peripheral neuropathy treatment program. Our team takes the time to evaluate your unique mononeuropathy case and develop a personalized treatment plan. By combining a wide range of therapies, we are able to offer you relief from the debilitating pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. Your program will be tailored to your individual needs, including finances, age, health and more.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is marked by pain, tingling and numbness of the hand, fingers, and arm. Caused by nerve compression on the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, this syndrome often starts gradually and worsens with time. If caught early on, symptoms can be managed with bracing and physical therapy. Early treatment may eliminate the possibility of chronic carpal tunnel syndrome.
Often times, even with early treatment, the pressure on the median nerve causes permanent nerve damage which leads to chronic pain. Chronic carpal tunnel syndrome is marked by the following symptoms:
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As chronic pain specialists, we provide proven alternative treatment options. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary surgery and medications.
Our non-narcotic, non-invasive procedures treat our patient's root cause, and require little to no downtime.
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Dr. Bryant Snyder is a leader in the field of non-drug, non-surgical chronic pain procedures. He has successfully managed thousands of patients suffering from chronic joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, and other chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.
Dr. Bryant Snyder graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has been in full-time practice since 2002. He regularly attends post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, spinal structure, and nutrition and also consults other doctors in his profession.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI). He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a diplomate in Whole Medical Systems from the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Snyder and his wife of 20 years, Jenneane, have three beautiful children, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby. They enjoy sports of all kinds as well as hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Growing up Jenneane always got an “x” in that box on the report card for “Excessive talking”. Although her teachers may not have agreed at the time, that “x” that just reflected her love of people – being around them, talking to them, helping them. Her passion for people transitioned into a passion for little people as an elementary school teacher. She later moved on to work in a successful children’s franchise company in which she eventually became Vice President, where she helped people who wanted to bring enrichment education to children in their community. But everything changed when Bryant first learned about regenerative medicine and how it was helping people with chronic pain. He was in his 16th year of practice when they realized that by incorporating stem cells into the practice, they could not only help current patients, but they could also help the people in our community who are living with chronic pain and have lost hope. Those who have tried everything else and just want their life back! This was the only natural path for them to take. So, Jenneane quit her career, they both received an immense amount of training, they worked hard, and here they are – offering a safe, affordable, effective, non-invasive procedure for chronic pain to their community. When she is not working in or on their practice, she is with the people she is most passionate about – their three kiddos, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby who keep them busy and happy. And, at the root of it all, everyone has the right to be happy. If you are living with chronic pain, you, too, can once again be truly happy! Jenneane is seeing the life-changing results in their patients and that, too, makes her happy.
Amber Manche brings extensive experience in pain management, surgical trauma ICU, cardiac, and bariatric surgery to the Chronic Care of Richmond practice. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She has a holistic approach to patient care, and her personal goal is to serve our patients as a functional medicine nurse practitioner.
Amber enjoys spending time with her dog and two boys who love soccer, football, wrestling, hockey and video games. She loves gardening, reading, running, pilates and yoga. On her days off you may find Amber walking/running with the dog, at church, at the park with the kids, with family or on the water in the summer.
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Trish is a marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in building brands and creating results-driven marketing strategies for companies including Capital One, Snagajob, Shoe Carnival, and Romp n’ Roll.
A graduate of James Madison University with a business degree in Marketing, Trish started her career in sports marketing, and she thrives on collaboration and teamwork. She's energized by the fast-paced, patient-centered, and dynamic environment at Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA. Away from the office, Trish loves fitness, spending time with her family at the beach and playing and watching sports.
Tiffany was born and raised in Virginia and she loves it here. She is energetic and thinks of herself as quite the comedian. She’s constantly on the move and you’ll never see her sitting still for very long. She loves helping people and takes great pride in her work in the office. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are very unique. She is also the mother of four amazing ferrets that wear hoodies as a way of self-expression.
Certified Health & Life Coach, Emily, completed her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Passionate about helping people change negative beliefs into positive beliefs, Emily received her training and certification from Aspen Family and Wellness Center. She has experience working with patients from various backgrounds by helping them create spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional goals that they successfully maintain over time.
In her spare time, Emily loves to get some extra steps in by looking for home and decor at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Target. She loves to spend time with her husband and her cute (and hyper) dog, Maggie. Emily is excited to meet her patients and is excited to help them on their health journey.
Courtney is a certified Health Coach with a certification in fitness, nutrition, and holistic care from American Council on Exercise. She has worked in the Richmond, VA area community to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes since 2019. Courtney has experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. She is passionate about helping our community become the best version of themselves, and learn to live to their fullest, healthiest, and happiest potential.
In her spare time Courtney enjoys doing anything outside from hiking or camping to kayaking. Her favorite down-time includes attending or watching Washington Capitals hockey, reading a good self-help book, or cuddling up with her cat Bella, who believes she is a dog.
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As Patient Care Coordinator, Kristy brings extensive customer service and patient care experience to the Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA team. With a background as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medic, she brings a dynamic and caring patient-outcome focus to the team.
Kristy is a native of New York City, and she and her husband moved to Richmond after raising six children. They enjoy spending time with family, including their two dogs, Kairo and Karma. A positive, optimistic caregiver you’ll always see Kristy with a smile on her face!