Does your arm have that “pins and needles” or “fallen asleep” feeling? Many people experience this, sometimes from something as simple as lying on your arm while sleeping. In that case, your arm feels normal after a short time. Other times, however, the cause is something more serious, and chiropractic care may be able to help.
There are numerous causes of numbness related to your nerves. Nerves in the arm, wrist, and hands don’t start in those places. They start in your neck and travel down your arm. Therefore, the problem causing the numbness could originate in your neck. There are many places in the body where your nerves might be restricted.
What Might be Causing My Shoulder Pain or Arm Numbness?
A pinched nerve can cause shoulder pain as well as numbness and weakness in your arm and hand. A pinched nerve can happen when a nerve in your neck is squeezed, pinched, or aggravated. Other problems can also occur when the nerves in your neck are squeezed, resulting in arm numbness.
Many issues with the arm, hand, and shoulder can originate with a web of nerves called the brachial plexus. Any nerve damage to the brachial plexus can cause pain or numbness, known as brachial plexopathy.
Can My Livonia and Farmington Chiropractor Help My Shoulder Pain or Arm Numbness?
Many people think chiropractic care is all about the spine. In fact, chiropractors treat the nervous system, the spine just happens to be central to this system. With a thorough examination, your chiropractor can determine the root cause of your numbness and treat that area to alleviate your discomfort and pain.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by swelling of the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway located in the wrist. The swelling puts pressure on the median nerve and can cut off or limit feeling to the wrist and hand. Since the median nerve originates in the cervical spine, your chiropractor can perform an examination to locate problems in your spinal vertebrae that may be causing the problem.
Can My Livonia and Farmington Chiropractor Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Chiropractic methods of treatment can include gentle manipulation of the wrist, elbow, and cervical spine. Without treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause permanent damage. If you suspect you might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chiropractic treatment is the best first option. Chiropractic care may be able to address the problem and alleviate the pain, keeping you from more invasive treatment, such as surgery.
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If you’re experiencing arm numbness or shoulder pain or think you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact us today by calling (248) 471-1250.