Before you rule out Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other obnoxious "symptom" the medical system treats with a prescription, begin with Chiropractic. Here is why.....
To the left is a picture of the cervical spine and the nerves that form what is known as the brachial plexus. Those nerves travel down your arms and into your hands. Allowing your shoulders, arms and hands to function properly.
When your cervical spine (neck) is compressed from chronic incorrect posture, ie. sitting at a desk all day or spending hours studying, or from injuries associated with sports or car accidents, it can cause a multitude of symptoms. Pain, tingling, weakness, numbness, achy/dull type pain, fatigue, decreased circulation to the brain and heart, decreased lung capacity...just to name a few. A decrease in overall function. One of these symptoms we are talking about here is tingling. Tingling in the hands can lead one in fear, to run their primary care physician, and rightly so. But, instead of running to the PCP, try running to another type of Doctor. A Doctor who will analyze the health and vitality of the very nerves that control your entire human system - the central nervous system.
Tingling in the hands is a direct result of compression to your spine!! It is not a lack of muscle relaxers. You don't need more drugs and medication, you need an expert to place their hands on your neck and release the pressure. You can't exercise your pain away, or even massage the pain away, let alone even medicate the pain away. These are all temporary modalities. They might offer relief in the beginning and thank the heavens for that relief. I am not suggesting to stop these things, I just want to inform you that they will not CORRECT the underlying issue.
Poor posture is an easy indication that your spine isn't functioning at it's optimum potential, and overtime, this can cause a variety of symptoms to pop up. Let's take a look at what the incorrect posture can do to the spine - and therefore your nerves.
This x-ray is an inside look at the health of - or lack there of - your neck. The x-ray to the left is a normal healthy cervical curve. Indicating minimal to no pressure on the nerves. The x-ray to the right is a reversal of the cervical curve. The lack of cervical curve can put added pressure on your nerves, ligaments, joints, leaving your muscles in a screaming spasm! Do you ever hear someone complain about the knots in their back - well that is the muscles trying to bring the head back up into its normal position. Those knots are just a compensatory mechanism to the LACK OF THE CURVE in your SPINE!
The criminal (your spine) remains silent, as the victim cries out (your muscles). We must put the criminal in rehab - Chiropractic rehab that is. So we can restore the curve and allow proper nerve and blood supply so the muscles can relax - and voila the tingling in your hands is gone!
So, whats the solution??? Drugs???? Surgery?? Cortisone shots???
Tingling can cause a person to take some drastic measures, as you can imagine, it can really put a damper on your style. Sleep is comprised, work and social life. Don't you want to live a life without drugs, with out a rod in your spine, without the constant need for steroid shots? Don't you want your body to function at its optimum capacity, instead of running low on fuel?!
Treatment of the Cervical spine can take time. Much like building a muscle at the gym that has been flaccid for years, you have to work at it if you want to reap the benefits. It took years to get you to this place, and it might take several months to get you back!
Chiropractic care is not only safe but it highly effective, with NO SIDE AFFECTS! The Chiropractor is trained in this very treatment - restoration of the cervical curve. Every day someone walks into my office with tingling in their arms or feet. It is one of the most common symptoms, second to back pain. And, this symptom gets properly cared for and treated every single day.
Plus, you might even like it, a lot.....