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Can a chiropractor help with arm numbness?

I am a 33 year old female. I want to know if a chiropractor can help with arm numbness?

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Definitely. This is one of the common symptoms we treat in our clinic. Many of the problems with numbness and/or tingling people have, is directly related to their lower cervical spine and the brachial plexus which is the bundle of nerves that service your entire arm. Compression in the neck and shoulder contribute to most of the numbness people experience in their forearm and hand.
Yes, absolutely. The nerves that supply your hand come from cervical spine and are called brachial plexus. As long as cancer is ruled out by your MD through necessary imaging, chiropractic treatments can be beneficial. Get it checked and do not wait.
Good luck!
It is likely that a chiropractor can help with your arm numbness. They will perform an exam and determine if chiropractic care is the best choice for you. Please be sure to go to an emergency room immediately if you suspect you may be experiencing a stroke or have any concerns for your health.

Numbness in the arm is in relation to the nerve structures that come from the neck area, known as the nerve plexus, chiropractic can help aleviate, reduce, or eliminate the numbness; an examination is always the first recommendation along with history. Radiographs and an MRI can give additional information of the structure and soft tissues, as to additional issues causing the numbness. Schedule an appointment with the office to see how you can get relief.


Dr. Churchill
Yes, like many patients that are treated here, we help with extremity numbness.
An arm can go numb for many reasons such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, or an internal condition. A chiropractor can help, with the caveat that they start with a thorough initial exam to determine the source of the issue.

Dr. Lonna Denny, D.C.
Yes, look for clinicians that have advanced training in McKenzie method, Nerve flossing, Graston technique or active release technique. These will often get you a more thorough exam and effective self care tools.
Yes, chiropractors commonly have success treating shoulder arm and hand problems. They do this by correcting misalignments of the spine as nerves travel from the spine to all parts of the body. Symptoms can vary depending.
A good chiropractor will take a detailed history, perform a thorough examination, and determine the cause of your arm numbness. Then s/he can make appropriate recommendations for treatment.
This is obviously a serious issue, but it’s something we see a lot in the office, and we thankfully get some amazing success with these issues. These issues are usually due to impingement of a nerve and or blood vessels in the neck or upper arm area. Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the impingement.
Yes this is a common complaint of Chiropractic patients. A Chiropractic examination will identify the cause of numbness and appropriate action can be taken to treat it.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are licensed doctors who does diagnosis and either preforms and/or recommends treatment. The question is what is causing the problem with the area and that requires diagnosis. Diagnosis can't be done without an examination. If the cause is appropriate and responsive to conservative care then Chiropractic care with it's many therapeutic treatments is important and appropriate. Even if the problem has a permanent and/or structural component the treatments may still help, but may not totally eliminate the underlying cause. Don't wait to have the examination, as the sooner the problems is detected and treated the better.