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What's Causing the Tingling and Numbness in Your Arms?

Written By Total Care Injury & Pain Centers on October 22, 2020

pinched nervesNumbness or tingling in the upper extremities – the shoulders, arms, wrists, or hands – is an unpleasant sensation. You may find that your movements are clumsier and worry about fumbling or dropping items.

Even if you aren't in pain, you should always have these symptoms checked out by a medical professional. These symptoms can be a sign of a serious underlying health condition, like stroke or multiple sclerosis.

In most cases, however, the cause isn't serious. One of the most common reasons for this condition is a pinched nerve. A chiropractor can fix the issue with non-invasive, drug-free methods.

What Is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when the tissues surrounding a nerve, like muscles or bones, place excess pressure on the nerve. This results in weakness, pain, tingling, or numbness. The spine is a common location for pinched nerves.

The spinal column is made up of bony vertebrae stacked on top of one another. Gel-like discs act as a cushion between the vertebrae. Sometimes, a disc may slip out of place – for example, because of a traumatic accident.

When this happens, pressure is placed on the nerve root. Depending on the nerve's location, this can cause numbness and tingling in the lower or upper extremities.

How Can a Chiropractor Treat a Pinched Nerve?

The key to fixing a pinched nerve is to alleviate the pressure on the nerve. Here's how a chiropractor can accomplish that.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy involves gently stretching the spine. As the spine extends, both discs and vertebrae can be adequately realigned, relieving pressure on surrounding nerves.

Chiropractic Instrument Adjusting

With instrumental chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor uses a tool to deliver a controlled force to the spine to realign it. A device like the Arthrostim Instrument allows the chiropractor to precisely target select parts of the spine and carefully control the application's speed and force.

Get Fast Relief from Numbness and Tingling in the Upper Extremities

If you're suffering from tingling and numbness in the upper extremities, Total Care Injury & Pain Centers in Louisiana can help. Their professional team will determine the cause of your symptoms and decide on a treatment for fast relief. They have eight locations in and around Baton Rouge.

Book an appointment at the Louisiana location nearest you today.

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