Understanding Numbness and Tingling and How Routine Chiropractic Care Can Help
We’ve all experienced temporary numbness and tingling in some parts of our bodies at some point in our lives. This is often the result of being in the same position for too long; maybe you slept on your arm, wore socks that were too tight, or sat crisscrossed for too long.
It’s an odd and funny sensation that’s often referred to as a feeling of “being asleep”.
But when it becomes more frequent and seems to come without a direct cause it can be scary, it’s uncomfortable, and extremely annoying.
When your hands are numb opening a jar can be nearly impossible. When your feet are numb tripping becomes a serious hazard.
If you’re experiencing this numbness and tingling feeling on and off or constantly it may be the result of nerve pressure, injury, disease, or health condition.
When an injury is the cause - swelling, herniated disc, bulging disc, or a pinched nerve could be the result. However, there are a variety of health issues such as migraines, vitamin deficiencies, and carpal tunnel syndrome that contribute to the numbness or tingling sensation.
Here are some causes of numbness and tingling:
- Pressure on the spinal nerves, such as from a herniated disc.
- Pressure on peripheral nerves from enlarged blood vessels,
- tumors, scar tissue, or infection.
- Nerve Compression
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow
- Muscular Trigger Points
- Myofascial Adhesions
- Nerve Irritation, “Entrapped” Nerves, “Pinched” Nerves
- Spinal Stenosis
- Thoracic Outlet syndrome
- Poor Posture
- Calcium deficiency
- Liver Disease
- Renal Disease
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Numbness & Tingling?
Chiropractic care involves improving the circulation and relieving pressure on the nervous system. When there is a misalignment in your spin it causes a restriction of blood flow.
This restriction can affect the communication between your brain and body, which is the result of your abnormal sensation. Although generally brought on by an accident or injury, being overweight and strenuous physical activities can also be the cause.
In order to relieve many of the nerve-related pressures; specific Chiropractic techniques will be utilized. This would include simple spinal/structural issues to more complicated disc injuries and arthritic changes.
What To Expect At Your Visit?
The first step would be an examination to properly diagnose the underlying cause of the numbness and tingling sensation.
Dr. Eric Razz is the chiropractor at Razz Chiropractic Wellness Center and will run a series of tests such as range of motion tests, muscle tests, blood panels, and neurological tests.
Here are some of the potential treatment plans:
- chiropractic adjustment
- spinal manipulation
- application of ice
- deep-tissue massage
- nutritional advice
At Razz Chiropractic Wellness Center in Campbell, CA we believe in promoting the overall health and wellness of your entire body. This is why we focus on targeting the underlying cause so that we can implement the best treatment even if the cause is a vitamin deficiency.