Tingling and Burning Hands

Tingling and burning hands is a common symptom that is estimated to affect 20 million people in the USA alone. It is commonly confused with carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a repetitive stress injury of the nerve in yourwrist. Many people never realize that tingling and burning in the hands is actually a symptom of a neck injury (cervical spine). Fortunately, there there is a natural and non-invasive approach known as the Blair technique that can help people with tingling and burning hands.


Is my Tingling and Burning Hands coming from my neck?

One of the biggest hints that your symptoms come from your neck is that you also have neck pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, headaches or dizziness.

If you have a history of a sports injury or car accident (even as low as 5mph), odds are that the problem is also coming from your neck.

The vertebrae in your neck provide protection for your spinal cord and the nerves (electrical wires) that exit. However, when we experience head, neck or whiplash injuries, these traumas can disrupt the normal motion and stability of these vertebrae. When this happens, then can exert mechanical tension on the spinal cord or on the nerves at they exit the spine.

As a result, we can experience downstream effects in our shoulders, arms and hands. Tingling and burning in the hands is simply one possibility.


What if I didn’t have a Neck Injury?

Neck injuries that cause tingling and burning in the hands are described in the medical research as “slow motion injuries.”

Imagine that you have a tiny pebble in your shoe. A little bit of friction can be a little uncomfortable, but doesn’t necessarily cause major damage. However, if that pebble rubs against your foot hundreds of thousands of times, it will produce a blister and irritation.

Did you know that your spinal cord actually oscillates up and down about 1/2” with your heartbeat approximately 100,000x per day (35 million times per year)? Imagine now that you have a pebble in your neck. This irritation can create friction against your spinal cord and the nerves that go to your hand. In this way, a very tiny problem (even 0.1mm) compounded over months, years or even decades can produce very big problems.

This is a condition known as cervical myelopathy (spinal cord) or peripheral neuropathy/radiculopathy (nerves as they exit your neck).

Our point here is that even if you did not experience a recent injury, and old neck injury is often the culprit. Even if these injuries don’t cause broken bones, bleeding or even bruising, they often come back to haunt us years later without the right treatment.

What can I do if I have Tingling and Burning Hands?

Even if you have and old injury and arthritis in your neck, your body never forgets how to heal itself. The key is receiving the right treatment to restore the normal motion and stability of the vertebrae in your neck. Sometimes if the damage is severe enough, it may require surgery. Fortunately, many people don’t need to start with surgery. You can improve your quality of living, tingling and burning in your hands without drugs or surgery. A unique approach known as the Blair procedure can help.

The Blair procedure is a specialized branch of upper cervical chiropractic care that does not twist, pop or crack the neck. The approach involves a series of diagnostic tests including digital articular X-Rays (DAX) or CBCT scans. These tests help to determine the exact source of mechanical dysfunction in your neck.

Because all human beings have different anatomy on the outside as well as the inside. These individual differences need to be taken into account. The treatment involves a precise correction for the motion of these vertebrae in your neck. This helps to restore normal function of your nervous system. When this happens, the body has the opportunity to do what it is designed to do: heal itself.

The Blair procedure is a powerful, gentle and unique approach that can help people with tingling and burning in your hands. Even if you have tried general chiropractic and physical therapy, the Blair procedure is different.

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