A common question to be asked by a doctor or orthopedist is if you are experiencing any numbness or tingling in your extremities. While these symptoms may have become commonplace in your life, or you’re just starting to experience them, know that your body is trying to tell you there is a problem if you’re dealing with regular numbness and tingling in your extremities.
While doctors and other medical practitioners can often help you by providing a solid diagnosis, it’s important to listen to your body. Because who knows your body better than yourself? Numbness and tingling in your extremities is typically a symptom of some sort of nerve impingement somewhere else in your body that then reverberates into your extremities. Based on which extremities are affected, and how badly, it is often easy to pinpoint the actual problem causing the symptoms.
Tingling and Numbness in Your Arms
Several different problems can cause numbness and tingling in the extremities, most of which can be treated with chiropractic care. If you’re having problems with numbness and tingling in your hands, consider where the nerves for your hands run. They branch out from the spinal cord in your neck or upper back and then run through your shoulder, down into11 your arm, and typically along the underside of your arm into your hands. There are many different areas that could have inflammation or incorrect alignment that could lead to the pinching of these nerves. You could have vertebrae out of alignment, you could have muscle constriction in your shoulder, or you could even have extraneous pressure on the bottom of your arm near your elbow. All of these could be the cause of the tingling and numbness in your hands.
Tingling and Numbness in Your Legs
Your legs and feet are often subject to tingling and numbness due to problems elsewhere in the body. Because your feet are the last place the nerves have to reach from your brain, there are many places where nerves can be pinched. From vertebrae misalignment to impingement in the hips, there are many causes that can lead to tingling in your quads, calves, and feet.
Treatment for Your Tingling and Numbness
Depending on the cause of your numbness and tingling, there are many different chiropractic treatments that could be a good fit in order to reduce or eliminate these symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments can help to realign any misalignments causing nerve impingement. Additionally, low-laser treatments can also help symptoms that are caused by degenerative disks and muscle tightness, and it could even help reduce the tingling itself. You don’t have to suffer, lose mobility, or deal with the side effects of pharmaceutical medications for nerve pain in order to find relief. Non-invasive treatments performed by a skilled chiropractor can make a world of difference for you. No longer will you be tripping over your own feet because you can’t feel them, and no longer will you experience muscle weakness in your legs due to nerve impingement when you work with your local chiropractor.
Listen to what your body is trying to tell you, and let the chiropractic specialists at Progressive Health and Rehab help you feel better. Contact us to set up an initial appointment today.