The symptom can travel down the arm from the neck or can sometimes feel as though it’s only in the arm or hand sometimes. The symptoms may include pain but can also be numbness and tingling, burning, even itching.
They may also use the definition of a neuropathy which refers to a more distal nerve. So versus the root of the nerve which emanates from the spinal cord, further down the line would be more distal and when pressure is here we call it a neuropathy. For example, someone may have a brachial plexus neuropathy. The brachial plexus is a web of nerves between the neck and shoulders.
But the bottom line in either case is pain or another really bothersome symptom. Sure, we can probably take a pill or potion to cover up those symptoms but one should try to address the cause so the problem doesn’t get worse or come back even worse later on down the road. Use medication if you really need to for the short term if symptoms are really awful. Of course call your doctor’s office so they can advise you.
My recommendation is to use the Arc4life Cervical Traction Neck Pillow at night. Some gentle cervical traction with the Trac-Collar or Posture Pump may be advised as well. Your Chiropractor or Physical Therapist can steer you in the right direction for this kind of home therapy.
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