Numbness and Tingling in the hands and fingers can not only be fleeting and intermittent but can become quite detrimental if you start dropping things or develops into chronic pain that can interfere with daily living activities.
In a recent article I reviewed online by chronicbodypain.net (Feb 04 2018) the periodical reviewed multiple sources for the development of hand and finger numbness and tingling ranging from drug interactions gone wrong, metabolic issues like Hyperaldosteronism, Raynaud’s Disease to the more simplistic sources like sitting on your hands for too long.
However, the after mentioned article forgets to mention the most common cause – Subluxation.
Subluxation of the neck vertebrae. A misaligned vertebra in the neck where the nerves originate and feed down the arms to the hands and fingers is the most common source of chronic and intermittent numbness and tingling to the hand and fingers that I see in my office.
When clients show up to my office I always tell them to follow the anatomy. Once ruling out other reasons for numbness and tingling via a thorough history intake, the origins of the nerves exiting the neck are usually the culprit and it either relates to degenerative conditions in the spine or poor posture due to forward head posture from computer, phones or gaming type systems.
Subluxations in the neck will eventually involve some form of neuropathology (nerve irritation) that will begin a cascade of abnormal signaling of nerve transmissions down the arm and into the fingers. This process can happen quickly like after a car accident or more slowly from poor day-to-day posture while working at a computer.
Correction of the Subluxation is paramount in reduce the symptom of numbness and tingling. Symptoms can resolve quite quickly in a newer complaint with specific adjustments to the neck or may take longer when degenerative factors of the neck are present and may need other forms of treatment like Laser, Massage and Acupuncture.
So if you or loved is suffering from numbness and tingling in your hands or even the feet that please make sure that the spine is evaluated as a possible and most likely source for these symptoms.
And remember make posture a priority and not a liability!
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