Cervical disc herniation
Neck pain with pins and needles, tingling and weakness into the hand can occur because of pressure from the discs between the vertebrae of the neck. The nerve roots corresponding to the upper limb originate at the neck. Therefore nerve irritation can be initiated when the adjacent disc is injured, deforms, and its gel-like material is pushed out, generating pressure on the spinal cord, or nerve. Neck pain treatment can address these symptoms and promote healing.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
The space at the base of the neck, between the collar bone and the first rib is called the thoracic outlet. Treatments for neck pain can reduce the pressure that builds up on the nerves and blood vessels which pass through the thoracic outlet because of tight muscles and persistent, prolonged, poor posture. This can lead to feelings of pins and needles, numbness and weakness in the hand.
Osteoarthritis of the spine
Osteoarthritis describes changes to the joints through wear and tear. Hands-on treatment cannot change the joints, but can improve movement as part of management, which should include physical activity and good diet, to nourish the joint cartilage and reduce inflammation.