Chiropractic Care for Numbness & Tingling
Get Relief from those Pins & Needle Sensations
In short, that “pins and needles” sensation could mean you have nerve involvement. Often, the “pinching” happens right at your vertebrae, even if you feel the sensation somewhere else in your body. If there’s no other underlying medical cause or disease, then chiropractic care can often restore your extremities to proper working order in a very short period of time.
How will you approach my problems with numbness and tingling?
Often, local doctors refer their clients with numbness and tingling to us, as they are aware that these symptoms may truly be a musculoskeletal issue.
However, some patients come directly to me. We perform a full physical evaluation here in the office. If we suspect an underlying medical problem we will refer the client back to their primary care provider. However, often we can see significant changes within a series of adjustments. When this happens, I suggest a chiropractic care plan which will bring long-term relief.
What kinds of numbness and tingling problems may be solved with chiropractic care?
Often, our services can alleviate or eliminate numbness and tingling caused by:
- Injuries, including whiplash or lower back injuries.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (or misdiagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome, see below).
- Repetitive stress problems caused by posture issues, or excessive time spent sitting or standing.
- A herniated disc.
Many of these problems originate in the spinal area. For example, your cervical spine controls the nerves leading to your hands, fingers, and shoulders. If you’re experiencing problems with your legs, butt, feet, or toes then you are usually dealing with a problem in the lumbar area of the spine. Making adjustments to the appropriate areas will typically help resolve the symptoms and enable us to make long-standing changes.
Some patients are surprised to learn that their spine is the problem, since the spine itself rarely hurts. This is all referred discomfort. Still, you should remember that the spinal cord is attached to every other nerve in the body. Is it so surprising to learn that a problem here can lead to problems virtually anywhere else in the body?
Is it really carpal tunnel?
Numbness and tingling in your hands is not always carpal tunnel syndrome. Don’t assume you need an invasive or painful surgery to correct this problem. Often, a few months of chiropractic adjustments will return your hands and fingers to full functionality.
We mention this here because we often see carpal tunnel get misdiagnosed by those who do not understand the relationship of the spine and nervous system to the rest of the body. Please see me for a second opinion before agreeing to shots or surgery.
Do I really need treatment for numbness and tingling?
I’ve seen many patients dismiss numbness and tingling as a mere annoyance. They figure it’s unpleasant, but it doesn’t exactly hurt, and so “suck it up” and get on with their lives rather than spending the time and money it takes to take care of the problem.
This is a mistake.
If you allow numbness and tingling to continue without addressing it, you might well tear or damage your nerves on a permanent basis. This means the numbness could stick around for good, impairing your ability to use whatever part of your body is suffering.
Often, we can bring our patients relief once we begin care and are able to make the necessary corrections. Obviously, the longer standing the issue, the longer it takes to undo the damage, if possible. Once you’ve had your sessions you’ll be able to get on with your life—but you’ll be able to perform your daily activities better because you’ll no longer be plagued by this annoying and potentially dangerous problem.
Tired of pins and needles? Make your appointment with Elevated Health Center today.
You could restore normal functionality to your fingers, toes, hands and other extremities in no time. Call today!