Understanding Numbness and Tingling
These often unpleasant sensations are usually experienced in the extremities, such as the arms, hands, and fingers, as well as the legs, feet, and toes. This problem will usually manifest in one of two different ways. You may experience a pins and needles sensation. This sensation is referred to as Paresthesia. A less common sensation is that of itching, or pain that feels like burning or an electrical shock. This sensation is referred to as Dysesthesia.
What Causes This Problem?
This condition is usually caused by a reduction in blood flow to the area. However, in some cases, it can be caused by an injury to the nervous system. Even if the numbness and tingling are not being felt in the area that was injured, this could still be the case. This is a type of nerve pain so it could radiate from one place to another. When an injury or inflammation occurs, the nerves can become pinched or entrapped. This can also be caused by conditions such as a herniated disc, spinal disease, arthritis, spinal stenosis, and other issues.
A Chiropractor Can Help
When you visit our chiropractor, you will undergo diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your tingling and numbness. Afterward, a customized treatment plan will be created. This treatment plan may include spinal adjustments along with other various therapies. The treatment is intended to ensure that the spine is properly aligned and relieve pressure on the nerves throughout the body.
Other treatment options may include deep tissue massage, spinal manipulation, hot/cold treatment, and others. Our chiropractor will also provide advice on certain lifestyle changes you can make to alleviate your numbness and tingling.