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Like many, you may suffer from numbness & tingling in the hands now and again. That common “pins and needles” feeling can be felt after sleeping wrongly on a limb or joint. But what if the numbness & tingling in the hands does not go away? If that prickling feeling keeps coming back, chiropractic care is the most non-invasive and cost-effective treatment of the issue.
Causes of Numbness & Tingling in Hands
Numbness & tingling in hands and even fingers can be caused by many reasons. The sensation can occur in a single hand – or single nerve – or it can occur symmetrically in both hands. Sometimes the cause of numbness & tingling in hands can be serious - if you are feeling a weakness in the arms as well as a loss of function in the hands, seek medical help immediately. But normally, numbness or tingling in the hands is not associated with a serious or life-threatening condition. Some normal causes of numbness & tingling in the hands include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
- Compression of a Nerve
- Age-Related Wear & Tear
- Neck Injury or Tension
- Spinal Misalignment
How Chiropractors Treat Numbness & Tingling in Hands
When seeking treatment from a chiropractor in the case of numbness & tingling in the hands, a complete assessment of your health will be performed. Chiropractors use a natural approach to wellness, as the cause of the problem may stem from a seemingly unrelated issue in the body. When treating numbness & tingling in hands, chiropractors have several different approaches to determine the cause.
- Examining the Entire Arm - Chiropractors may examine the entire length of the limb – starting at the neck all the way to the tips of the fingers.
- Examining Hands and Wrist Bones & Joints - In the hands and wrist, a chiropractor can determine if each bone and joint are functioning properly.
- Examining the Nervous System - Chiropractors can do a series of tests to determine if there is any blockage or damage in the nervous system that is causing your numbness & tingling in hands and fingers.
Once the cause of the numbness & tingling in your hands is determined by your chiropractor, they may try a series of different treatments to solve your problem. Chiropractors use a natural approach to medicine, avoiding prescription drugs and surgery. Different types of chiropractic treatments include:
- Spinal adjustments
- Joint manipulation
- Strengthening exercises
- Nutritional changes
By determining the cause of numbness & tingling in your hands and choosing chiropractic care as a natural treatment, you may soon be relieved of that irritating “pins and needles” sensation in your hands without resorting to pain medications, prescription drugs or expensive surgery.
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