Numbness And Tingling

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but they are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs.

Numbness and tingling are the extremely commons and bothersome symptoms. Such symptoms can sometimes be benign and temporary but often it requires medical examination and treatment. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is crooked under your head as you fall asleep. Or it could be from pressure on nerves when you cross your legs too long. In either case, the "pins and needles" effect - which is usually painless - can be relieved by removing the pressure that caused it.

Effective treatment

Our doctor will set up a personalized program to relieve the pressure on the nerves that are compressed as quickly as possible. The most traditional treatment chiropractic uses is called “spinal adjustment”. It is a manual manipulation which consists at returning mobility to a vertebra or joint. This treatment decreases nerve pressure, efficiently reduces numbness and tingling, muscle tension and improves posture. Depending on the cause of the numbness and tingling you experience, the doctor can use additional therapies such as: advanced muscle therapy, specific spinal exercises, rehabilitative exercises, ultrasound, high intensity laser, shockwave therapy, electro-stimulation.

Chiropractic and physiotherapy offer a safe, non-invasive solution which gives long term results without the use of drugs or surgery.

Causes and symptoms

Many things can cause numbness and tingling. Activities that we do every day can sometimes cause it, including sitting or standing in one position for a long time, sitting with your legs crossed, or falling asleep on your arm. These are all examples of blood flow being cut off to an area for a period of time.

In many cases, however, numbness and tingling are severe and chronic (occurs regularly). It also can accompany other symptoms: such as lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, slipped disc, itching, or muscle wasting. In such cases, numbness and tingling are signs of nerve pressure and damage, which can result from causes as varied as traumatic injuries or repetitive stress injuries.

Our process

The first step consists at finding what causes the numbness and tingling. At 3C Care Chiropractic our chiropractor will go through your personal medical history and after a precise examination he will be able to tell you exactly the nerves which are compressed. Chiropractic and Physiotherapy might be combined during the treatment program.

General lifestyle recommendations will be provided such as maintaining an optimal weight, avoiding exposure to toxins, following our exercise program, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding or limiting alcohol consumption. Recommendations also include quitting smoking, which constricts blood supply to blood vessels supplying nutrients to peripheral nerves.

It's important to seek prompt medical evaluation for any persistent numbness and tingling. The earlier the underlying cause of your numbness and tingling is identified and brought under control, the less likely you are to suffer potentially lifelong consequences.

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"Chiropractic, a safe, gentle and effective treatment for numbness and tingling."

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