Hand and arm tingling or numbness can be caused by a variety of factors.
Some common causes include:
Chiropractic care offers two distinct approaches to alleviate pain, tingling, and numbness in the extremities. Firstly, chiropractic treatment prioritizes non-invasive, drug-free interventions as the primary course of action. Chiropractors strive to alleviate pain and address patients' concerns without resorting to surgical procedures or pharmaceuticals.
To determine if there is an underlying issue contributing to the condition, the chiropractor will conduct a physical examination. In cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, various treatment options may be recommended. Initial steps may involve gentle adjustments to the arm, shoulder, and wrist to potentially relieve nerve-related pain. Additionally, the chiropractor might suggest wrist icing to reduce inflammation and the use of stabilising braces, particularly for individuals in professions that entail repetitive tasks, such as typing.
Occasionally, instances of extremity tingling and numbness are initially misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. In such situations, the chiropractor may trace the problem back to the patient's neck, as this is where the nerves that eventually pass through the carpal tunnel originate. Misalignment of the spine can also exert pressure on the neck region's nerves. Even if there is a pinched nerve in the neck, the resulting effects may manifest not at the point of impingement but rather in the elbow, wrist, shoulder, or fingers. Chiropractic care proves effective in alleviating pain in such cases.