Carpal Tunnel Surgery and IV Vitamin C

by Robin
(Orange County, CA)

I am scheduled for Carpal Tunnel surgery next week.

My husband has cancer and is currently on C-IV treatment. It took a lot of work to get the doctors to agree to this, but my husband wouldn't take no for an answer.

He thinks I should get a C-IV during my wrist surgery.

It seems like it's overkill for this short outpatient procedure.

What do you think?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Robin.

(For people that don't know what we're talking about, C-IV stands for high dose Vitamin C delivery through an IV drip.)

Well, it' probably is overkill, seeing as how you'd ideally want to be on the IV for 12-24 hours. This makes it not the best option for people that are getting surgery for Tendonitis issues like Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis, etc.

And from what I hear, it's tough enough to get it for serious surgery and cancer treatment, much less a little half hour outpatient procedure.

If I were getting a surgery like this, I'd megadose on Vitamin C the week or two previous to the surgery, and at least a week after.

I would also do something I just read about in this article: Dr. Weil on Vitamin C For Surgery

Headphones with positive
affirmations playing during the surgery. Granted, you're not unconscious, but with your eyes closed, etc....

I had my first root canal a couple years back, and I was seeing a new/different dentist. It was my first experience getting dental while watching a TV, and had headphones on.

It made ALL THE DIFFERENCE in my experience of getting a root canal.

Much of surgery and recovery is a mental game. I'd definitely distract your brain with something, might as well be positive affirmations. And there's even research to back that suggestion up.

Tendonitis surgery, dental procedure, serious medical operation, it would be worth it to have high dose Vitamin C -and- good information going into your brain.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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