What causes numbness and tingling?
There are a number of causes, but numbness and tingling is a response that your nervous system has to stress. Stress comes in the form of trauma, toxins and thoughts. Frequently people think that their numbness and tingling is coming from a nerve issue. This is correct, but there are several reasons typically for this. It can come from a disc injury, overloaded tight muscles, poor posture or space occupying lesion (least likely). However, the nervous system does not always respond to stress in a symptomatic way the moment that stress happens. Sometimes numbness and tingling is a response to chronic poor ergonomic stress on the body slowly breaking down, until you have numbness and tingling feel like it came out of nowhere. It can also come on suddenly after a car accident and experiencing whiplash, cough or sneeze, lifting, slip and fall or collision playing sports from the direct trauma.
Some people self-medicate with Excedrin, Advil, Tylenol or may use a massage gun or actual therapist. They may even consult with their primary care doctor, orthopedic or neurologist that may recommend muscle relaxers, nerve medication or even surgery. These don’t typically get to the root cause of the numbness and tingling, but may suppress the symptoms that commonly return in short order. For those dealing with numbness and tingling not looking for a “chiropractor near me” that want to do things on their own that work at a computer here is a DIY guide for you here.
How does chiropractic help numbness and tingling?
Are you frustrated or concerned and looking to avoid medication, surgery or just wanting to get your life back? We focus on how your nervous system is functioning and communicating with your body by looking for imbalance and interference. If there are imbalances present in the nervous system how can your body function correctly? It can’t and that is when you have symptoms, such as numbness and tingling. If you are looking for treatment options for numbness and tingling, chiropractic helps restore balance to your body, so you can function the way you are designed to and be your best!
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How do we evaluate for numbness and tingling?
We first start with a complementary phone consultation to get a better idea of what is going on and if what you have would be a good fit with our office. If it seems that we will be able to help you, the second step will be to schedule an appointment for you where we will do our testing process and evaluate where your body is out of balance. Third, we will let you know what the best steps will be for you and what you are dealing with after these tests. Fourth we will then go over your recommendations for care to address what is causing your problem.
What services do we provide?
Our goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible, for some people that may take days and some it may take weeks. The foundation of what we do in the office is the chiropractic adjustment. When appropriate we will also include corrective and strengthening exercises and stretches. We also make lifestyle recommendations to help incorporate better ergonomics, sleep routines, food choices, nutrition and more.