Last week, we looked at four underlying conditions that may be the cause of that numbness or tingling in your fingers or hands. Below we listed four more conditions that may cause that tingling or numbness in your hands or fingers. But don’t assume that just because you don’t experience that numbness or tingling that you don’t need to worry about the below conditions. There may be other symptoms caused by each of these conditions, which are listed in their descriptions.
- Cervical Spondylosis – This is the dehydration of the discs in your spine that cause them to shrink as you age. This can also manifest itself as bone spurs or osteoarthritis.
- Diabetic Neuropathy – This is nerve damage that occurs in diabetics due to high blood sugar that injures the nerve fibers. Other symptoms may include pain or numbness in the extremities, digestive complications, urinary tract problems, or problems with the blood vessels or heart.
- Churgg-Strauss Syndrome – This causes an inflammation of the blood vessels that restricts blood flow to vital organs and and tissues. Other symptoms may include Asthma, hay fever, rash, gastrointesitnal bleeding, or numbness or tingling in the feet.
- Essential Thrombocythemia – This occurs when your body produces too many blood platelets and may lead to blood clotting. It most often occurs in women over the age of 50, and other symptoms include headache, light headedness, and vision changes.
Do you suffer from one of the above conditions, or one of the conditions listed in last week’s blog? Are you not sure, but you have experience a numbness or tingling feeling in your hands or fingers? If so, don’t let the problem get worse. It’s important that you seek the care of an upper cervical specialist.
To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Victoria, British Columbia area to book your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:
Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at http://www.uclife.ca/.