Shooting Pain in Foot | Shooting Pain in Hand
If you have ever experienced shooting pain to your hands and feet, you understand it can be quite debilitating. At Divine Spine we recommend seeing a doctor immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Studies have shown that shooting pain to the hands and feet is caused by irritation of, or damage to a particular nerve or several nerves. These nerves are the peripheral nerves, (nerves that exit the spinal column and connect to the rest of the body).
When searching for the cause of shooting pain to the hands and feet you will find a variety of causes from rheumatoid arthritis to multiple sclerosis.
At Divine Spine, our doctors have found that what is often missed is a compromise or possible pinch of the peripheral nerves, where they exit the spine. We have found that patients with a spinal subluxation (a joint that is either out of alignment or has restricted motion), can also irritate and inflame the peripheral nerves at that area. Sharp shooting pain in the hands is usually related to a subluxation with nerve irritation in the cervical spine, (neck). Sharp shooting pain in the feet and legs typically described as sciatica are most commonly due to a subluxation with nerve irritation in the lumbar spine, (low back).
If the symptoms persist over several hours or more, or if you have sought answers from your medical doctors with no results, we strongly recommend that you to come in as soon as possible. We consider sharp shooting pain like a loud fire alarm going off in the body indicating there is a significant amount of inflammation and irritation at the nerve root level.
At Divine Spine, we strive to find the root cause of our patient’s shooting pain through our comprehensive exam process which includes digital x-rays of the neck and lower back region.
At our office we utilize the most advanced treatment technology to remove and reduce spinal subluxations and nerve root irritation. Our computerized adjustment system gently restores motion, corrects alignment and remove nerve irritation. without any twisting or popping of the spine. We also utilize specific exercises and stretches to create stability in the are of concern.
At Divine Spine, we have had tremendous success helping of our patients with shooting pain in the hands and feet. If you have been suffering with these symptoms and are looking for a solution that does not involve drugs, surgery or twisting/popping then give us a call immediately.
On your first visit, you will receive a comprehensive exam and digital x-rays followed by a doctor’s report. We do this to figure out the root cause/location of the problem and create a personalized treatment plan to help get you well.