More often than not, people experiencing numbness or tlingling (or both) in their hands/fingers have a pinched nerve in their neck. This is called a radiculopathy, meaning that the root of the problem is acutally not where the symptoms are felt, but somewhere else.
In the case of the hands and fingers, the nerves that supply them originate in the neck. Any misalignment of the cervical vertebrea can pinch a nerve causing sometimes only symptoms in your hands or fingers. Sometimes patients will have both neck pain and hand symptomatology, but sometimes not. Often a misdiganosis of carpal tunnel is given because the symptoms look very much like a pinched nerve in the neck.
If you are having any type of hand symptomatolgy that has not resloved, make sure you have your neck checked for subluxations.
Chiropractic care is dedicated to removing vertebral subluxations and restoring the natural nerve flow to your body.
Dr. Eric -
Santa Monica Chiropractor - Helping people live better through Chiropractic