By Dr. Drew Voelsch
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Numbness and tingling can be very uncomfortable. Since numbness and tingling are typically associated with other health concerns, they can also bring about stress and anxiety. However, it doesn’t need to be the case. To give you peace of mind and overall comfort, it is good to rule out major health concerns first and determine the root cause of the sensation.
What Are the Causes of Numbness and Tingling?
Most of the time, carpal tunnel syndrome or migraines cause numbness and tingling in your arms and legs. Sometimes, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, a seizure disorder, or a stroke may be to blame.
These sensations may also be caused by a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can restrict blood flow and may result in uncomfortable tingling or numbness in your arms, legs, hands, feet, or fingers. If you feel any of these, it is possible that there is an underlying health problem.
Because chiropractic care focuses on problems with your musculoskeletal system – including joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves – it is an effective option for relieving the numbness and tingling associated with a pinched nerve.
How Can Chiropractic Care Alleviate Numbness and Tingling?
Chiropractors are trained to find and treat the source of your pain or discomfort. Now, if you have numbness and tingling sensations, they will tell you that you may be experiencing nerve issues. Chiropractic treatment addresses the health of the central nervous system, including nerve function.
Migraines, carpal tunnel, or pinched nerve are commonly caused by misalignments of the spine. By removing these misalignments, you can open up the blood flow and allow your body to function as it should.
Upon examining the spine, the chiropractor will perform a gentle adjustment to remove misalignments and nerve interference. This will help improve blood flow and correct health concerns.
Case Studies Have Proven the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care
Studies on numbness and tingling have shown that many find relief from chiropractic treatments. One such study involved a woman who suddenly started feeling numbness and tingling in her right arm. It went on for two years, and she found herself unable to sleep at night. After visiting a chiropractor, the numbness and tingling went away after one week.
Another study of 162 people with nerve pain called radiculopathy found that 85 percent of people were able to find relief from various types of nerve pain, including numbness and tingling, with just nine visits to a chiropractor.
Numbness and tingling are often treatable with regular chiropractic care. It is a non-invasive, drug-free option for treating chronic pain problems. It can also reduce stress levels that could be contributing factors in causing the symptoms of any health illness.
In fact, not only does chiropractic alleviate these annoying sensations, but it also promotes the overall health of the body so you can feel your absolute best.
If you are looking for effective chiropractic treatments for numbness and tingling, get in touch with Hawkeye Chiropractic. We are a full-service chiropractic center in Arlington led by Dr. Drew Voelsch. We don’t only help relieve pain and reduce symptoms, but we focus on the source of the pain. Schedule an appointment online now!
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