Have you been experiencing numbness and tingling in your limbs regularly?
Understand these symptoms, their cause, and how to remedy them.
Numbness & Tingling FAQs:
+ What is numbness & tingling?
Numbness and tingling are sensations that people often feel in their extremities. It is most common to experience numbness and tingling in the feet and the hands, although some people feel it in their legs or arms.
Many people call this their feet or hands "going to sleep," and it may often happen after keeping the body part in a certain position for a prolonged period or while laying down for long periods.
+ Why do I have numbness & tingling?
There are a wide variety of reasons you may be experiencing numbness and tingling. In many cases, it is directly related to the nervous system, which includes the spine and all the nerves connected throughout your body.
Numbness and tingling typically indicates that you have problems further up in the spine. For example, if you experience numbness in your fingertips, that numbness might actually have its origins in your neck. The nerves in the neck move all the way down the arm and into the fingertips, and the blood flow may get interrupted by a pinched nerve. Additionally, a lack of blood flow can cause numbness and tingling.
+ How can chiropractic help with my numbness & tingling?
We’ll customize your chiropractic care based on your symptoms and lifestyle. Whether you have a chronic condition or a short-term one, we’ll make an accurate diagnosis and then create a personalized treatment plan.
In many cases of numbness and tingling, the problem is a blockage in the nervous system -- something that is easily resolved with chiropractic adjustments that can free the trapped nerve or otherwise correct the blockage.