Fibromyalgia is known for causing pain throughout the body. Another symptom, however, is a feeling of numbness and/or tingling in the fingers and hands. This is often related to a misalignment of the vertebrae of the upper neck area. What are some other reasons for numbness and tingling?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This occurs when the median nerve in the carpal tunnel becomes pinched and causes a tingling sensation in the hand, forearm, and wrist. Almost anyone can have this occur, but it seems to be more common in those who are typing at a computer all day.
Thoracic outlet syndrome: When the nerves and blood vessels located in the collarbone and first rib become compressed, this is the end result. Other symptoms include shoulder and neck pain.
Pinched nerve: Most people are familiar with a pinched nerve due to pressure on a particular nerve. It is important to note, however, that the pain and numbness felt can be far away from the source.
Herniated disc: Discs are the spongy substance between the vertebrae that cushion these bones. When one slips out of place, the vertebrae can rub together and cause pain. Numbness and tingling can be felt in the legs and feet if the slipped disc is located in the lower back.
Finding Relief for Fibromyalgia and Numbness in Littleton, Colorado
Whether one has numbness and tingling due to fibromyalgia or another cause, visiting an upper cervical chiropractor is a great way to find relief. As mentioned above, often the problem lies in a misalignment of the C1 or C2 vertebra. These bones have the job of protecting the brainstem, but if they move out of position, the opposite is true. They can cause pressure on the brainstem. This, in turn, can lead to many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
At Balanced Atlas & Migraine Center, we use a gentle method that helps the bones to realign without popping or cracking the spine. Once this misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to function properly, and things such as fibromyalgia and numbness and tingling may decrease in severity or even resolve completely.
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