Persistent Hand Numbness & Tingling (Case Study)
50 year old Caucasian female presented to our office with left hand “numbness and tingling” that began about 4 months prior with no mechanism of injury. The patient was diagnosed with a “pinched nerve” in her neck. The patient was prescribed physical therapy by her primary care doctor and was compliant with PT treatment for 4 weeks, but showed no improvement in symptoms.
Posture: forward rolled shoulders, forward head posture
Range of Motion: Decreased cervical (neck) spine range of motion
Increased muscular tension in the neck, upper back and chest regions
Spinal restrictions throughout the upper back and neck
Chiropractic adjustments and myofascial treatment (massage) for 2xs/week for 3 weeks.
After 3 treatments, patient reported decreased “tension” in upper back and neck, and a decrease in frequency and severity of hand “numbness and tingling.”