Do you have numbness or tingling down your arms or in your hands? It might feel like pins and needles all the time or only sometimes, and no amount of shaking your hands makes it feel better? Most people think that this is caused by decreased blood flow but it’s not!
It’s actually a problem with the nerves in the neck.
The nerves in the lower part of your neck travel down your arms and into your hands. These nerves control movement and sensation. When the vertebrae in your neck get slightly rotated, it can put extra pressure on these nerves, making them irritated and inflamed, making your arm feel like it’s ‘fallen asleep’. Most of the time, you don’t feel anything wrong with your neck. In fact, your neck feels fine! You just wish your arms would go back to normal!
An irritated or inflamed nerve seems like a severe condition but in most cases, it can easily be fixed by a series of gentle chiropractic adjustments-no cracking, twisting or turning needed!
Chiropractic adjustments gently realign the spine, which takes that extra pressure off the nerve. When this happens enough that the nerves can heal and function normally again, it can relieve the tingling, numbness and pain you are feeling down your arms, letting you feel like your old self again!