Do you ever experience numbness and tingling down your arms to your hands? Sometimes it is pins and needles while other times it’s not – what the heck is that about? Well, many people are under the impression that numbness or tingling in the arms and hands is the result of reduced blood flow, but that is not what is actually going on at all. It all has to do with nerves in our neck.
The Neck Nerves
Nerve roots branch off of your spine and descend down your arms into your hands, and these nerves are responsible for all the movement and sensation you feel in your hands and arms. If any of the vertebrae in your neck become misaligned, then this can put extra pressure on your nerve roots and then cause the numbness or tingling you may be experiencing.
You may not even notice a problem with your neck, but rest assured the cause of the problem is firmly rooted there! If your neck is misaligned then it can cause inflamed or irritated nerves, and no amount of at-home chiropractic care is going to help. You can try to crack your neck all day (though it’s not recommended) and you won’t be able to fix it like the trained hands of your chiropractor can.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic care helps to realign your spine and eliminate misalignments that could be leading to other symptoms. Your chiropractor can perform gentle and precise adjustments to realign the spine and take the pressure off of the nerves.
It may take some time to heal, but taking the pressure off is definitely the first step to getting your body right again. Eventually, an aligned spine will help your body to function more optimally and normally, allowing it to heal and take care of any symptoms you may have that are caused by misalignments.
If you are experiencing arm and hand numbness and/or tingling you need to talk to your chiropractor, who can help find out what is going on and set you straight, hopefully getting you back to normal without any tingling or numbness at any time of day!
If you need a chiropractor to look at your neck, come on into The Joint Chiropractic today. You do not need an appointment, just come on in and get started on your path to wellness! You’ll be happy that you did!
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