Has anyone had surgery for carpal tunnel that can offer some feedback?....Like did it fix the problem, was it painful, what was the recovery time, any paralysis afterwards, etc. I've been battling this for 6yrs now. Its time I did something to correct it. Physical theraphy didn't work & those hand braces seem to make it worse. I've had all the sleepless nites I can stand & I'm sick to death of that nagging numb tingling sensation in my fingers!