WHAT ABOUT SURGERY VS. ACTIVE RELEASE TREATMENT?
This question comes up frequently in the discussion of carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapment syndromes.
Of course, surgery is always an option. However, one should always carefully consider their options before going ahead with anything that impacts their health. Many of the side effects of surgery are often irreversible. Remember that, by its nature, surgery will result in more scar tissue being formed as part of the re-healing process. For some problems this won't matter much, but for others, keep in mind that scar tissue may have been part of the problem in the first place.
Like any treatment, ART it is not a magic bullet, or cure-all. However, ART is one treatment that is non-invasive, very safe, has virtually no side effects and comes with an impressive success record. Even if ART treatment fails to help resolve your condition it is extremely unlikely that it would make you any worse either and surgery remains as an viable option.