An aggravating condition that affects the hand and arm is the uncomfortable sensation of tingling and numbness. This ‘pins and needles’ sensation may occur when you sit for prolonged periods like at your desk at work. It can occur when you are working with your arms lifted for extended periods of time. It can even be felt when you are lying in be or when you first awake.
This can be distressing when you don’t see a cause of these symptoms. However sensation in your hands and arms don’t start there. They start in the nerves in your neck and travel down to your arms to the hands. The cause or source of this problem is usually in the neck and spinal column. It can be caused when there is a disruption of normal nerve connectivity from a blockage or irritation.
Kentucky Neurology and Rehab in Lexington, Kentucky understands that treating pain and numbness in the extremities is about treating the nervous system. We will determine where the blockage or problem is that is causing your hand and arm tingling, and treat the source of the problem in the spine. We also will diagnose and treat tingling in the legs and feet as well.
During your consultation and examination, we will thoroughly examine the bones and all the joints in your hands and arms to determine if your tingling is musculoskeletal or neurological. If you have an acute problem our Neurologist is onboard for neurological consultation and diagnosis. We can determine the source of your issue and give your relief. You will also have peace of mind knowing your tingling and numbness sensations are not signs of a more serious neurological disorder.
Some immediately think that pain and numbness in the arm is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It often is not, and our experienced Doctor knows the difference between symptoms of nerve irritation originating in the spine and Carpal Tunnel. Finding and addressing the correct source of your problem will alleviate your symptoms.