Hand Numbness & Tingling: Discover the Cause

Hand Numbness & Tingling: Discover the Cause

Posted By Georgia Accident Rehab Centers || 27-Sep-2017

Did you know your hand and finger numbness might be caused by a nerve issue in your neck or back? You might be one of the 20 million Americans who suffers from peripheral neuropathy, which can cause numbness and tingling in the hands.

Oftentimes nervous issues dealing with the spinal cord can impact other areas of our bodies, especially the limbs. Our nerves can be very sensitive, and if there is too much pressure on any particular area it could cause your nerves to react. The concept is similar to when your arm falls asleep when it is pinned under your body, or how your feet might fall asleep if you cross your legs for too long. This same principle can apply on a larger, more serious scale by causing chronic tingling or numbness in the hands and feet.

Your symptoms may come and go in episodes, or they could be chronic, depending on the type of nerve damage you are dealing with. Sometimes people experience numbness or a tingling or itching sensation. In many cases, these types of issues are a sign of nerve damage and should be treated by a trained and experienced medical professional sooner rather than later.

Nerve damage can come from any number of sources. You may have sustained a serious injury during a fall or accident, or it could have come on gradually. Repetitive stress injuries can damage the body’s nerves, as can certain infections or exposure to toxic chemicals. People who have diabetes might also experience neuropathy, especially if the diabetes is uncontrolled or longstanding.

Also, people who suffer from herniated discs may also experience tingling or numb sensations in the limbs. This can occur as a side effect of the damage caused by disc herniation, and can usually be treated through chiropractic care and specialized physical therapy sessions.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of nerve damage, including numbness or tingling in the limbs, our chiropractors at Georgia Accident Rehab Centers want to help. We offer a variety of services to address your individual needs, including medical pain relief, diagnostic assessments, physical rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and neurological pain relief.

Contact Georgia Accident Rehab Centers to book an appointment today.

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