Numbness and Tingling in the Hands/Fingers? Corrective Chiropractic May Help!
Understanding Hand Numbness and Tingling in Relation to Spinal Health
Numbness and tingling in the hands can be a symptom of spinal issues, such as cervical spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck).
Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal canal in the neck becomes narrowed, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This pressure can cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, as well as weakness and pain.
A herniated disc in the neck can also compress the nerves that control sensation and movement in the arms and hands, causing similar symptoms of numbness and tingling.
Cervical radiculopathy is another condition where a nerve root in the neck is compressed or irritated, leading to numbness, tingling, and weakness in the corresponding arm and hand.
Perhaps most commonly, numbness and tingling in the hands can be coming from abnormal spine alignment or subluxation. This is identifiable on properly taken X-rays. Not all chiropractors assess the spine for subluxation, so be sure to find one that does, otherwise this common problem can go undetected.
If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your hands, it is important to see one of our board-certified Doctors of Chiropractic for an evaluation. We may perform imaging tests such as X-rays or order an MRI to identify any spinal issues that may be contributing to your symptoms. Corrective chiropractors get at the underlying cause of the symptoms. If it is possible to fix the problem we will let you know.