Causes of Numbness & Tingling in the Arms: Why Choose Chiropractic Care?
If you are experiencing numbness & tingling in your arms or hands, don’t panic. There are many causes for these types of issues. Numbness & tingling in the arms and hands is very common, and usually arises from a nerve problem that can be traced back to the neck, shoulder, arm, or combination of the three. Sometimes, the problem can be serious (if you are worried your numbness or tingling stems from a heart condition or other disease, please see your medical doctor immediately). However, if you are feeling numbness or have a tingling in the arms that is not caused by a serious health condition, chiropractic care is a low cost and often safer treatment to resolve the issue. Here is information about the causes of numbness & tingling in the arms and why chiropractic care is the right choice for relief.
Numbness & Tingling in the Arms: Nerve Irritation
Most of the time, tingling in the arms is a sign of an irritated or compressed nerve. This could be a nerve as it is leaving the spinal cord, pinched in the shoulder area, or compressed by muscles in the arm.
A Chiropractor can help you determine if an irritated or pinched nerve is to blame for your numbness or tingling in the arms and hands. Tension tests can be performed to discover which nerve root is causing your arm pain or tingling and the problem can be addressed with chiropractic adjustments and muscle release therapy.
Numbness & Tingling in the Arms: Neck Pain
Numbness & tingling in the arms can often be caused from a neck trauma. Again referring to an irritated nerve as it leaves the spine, there are 5 different “nerve roots” located in the neck that allow for feeling in the arms and hands. Compromise to anyone of these nerve roots as they leave the spine can send tingling into the arm or if bad enough can result in complete numbness.
Chiropractors use spinal manipulation, or adjustments, as well as gentle massage for treating neck pain. By regaining a healthy neck, the entire body is affected and your numbness & tingling in the arms will decrease or stop entirely.
Numbness & Tingling in Arms: Arm/Hand Issues (Carpal Tunnel)
Another common cause of arm or hand numbness and tingling is from a problem in the arms themselves. Common problems such as compression on the nerves can cause carpal tunnel based symptoms in the arm and result in a tingling sensations.
Problems in the arms that cause tingling like carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively treated with chiropractic care. These types of problems respond well to chiropractic treatments, bringing relief to the aching muscles and pinched nerves.
Why choose chiropractic care for numbness & tingling in arms?
After exploring a few of the causes of numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, it is common that an irritated or pinched nerve normally causes this type of problem. Nerve irritation or compression normally respond well to chiropractic adjustments, and often bring relief to people suffering from persistent numbness or tingling sensations in the arms.