Is my hand pain coming from my neck?

Hand pain is very common for people that spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk in front of a computer.

When it comes to hand pain, the source of the pain is not always in the hand itself. In fact, more often than not, the source of the arm or hand pain is pinched nerves in the neck. That's right! Pinched nerves in the NECK can cause the same type of hand pain that pinched nerves in the HAND or wrist can cause (known as carpal tunnel syndrome).

This is why it's so important for a doctor to examine from the neck down to the finger tips when a patient presents with hand pain.

The primary cause of pinched nerves in the neck is a herniated or bulging cervical disc. Chiropractors have great success treating pinched nerves in the neck with adjustments, massage, exercise and other non-invasive treatments such as deep tissue laser and Active Release Techniques (ART). In the unlikely event that chiropractic fails to deliver desired results, non-surgical cervical decompression can be considered.

At our clinic, we will often incorporate cervical decompression with the DRX-9000c and chiropractic adjustments. This can work extremely well. We also have a medical team and physical therapists for difficult cases.

So, if you are suffering with neck, arm, shoulder, elbow, or hand pain, you should probably visit a chiropractor that has expertise in disc-related treatments and repetitive stress injuries. If they have a cervical spinal decompression machine, that's even better.

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