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SUCH a NUISANCE!
Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.
EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.
It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.
One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.
NUMBNESS NO MORE!
Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!