A pins and needles sensation in your extremities can be very annoying and uncomfortable. Because numbness and tingling can be associated with other health concerns as well, it can also bring about stress and anxiety. However, numbness and tingling doesn’t have to be something you simply live with day to day. In order to rule out major health concerns, you must first determine the root cause of the sensation. Most of the time, tingling or numbness in the extremities isn’t as serious as you think. In fact, the cause often lies within the spine. If this is the case, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can address the issue at hand to reduce or completely get rid of these uncomfortable sensations.
What Can Cause Numbness and Tingling?
For your peace of mind and overall comfort and quality of life, it is important that you find the cause of your numbness and tingling. Some serious causes may be diabetes, multiple sclerosis, a seizure disorder, or a stroke. However, most of the time, these sensations in your arms and legs can be the cause of something a little less serious, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or migraines. A pinched nerve can also be the culprit. When blood flow is restricted due to a pinched nerve, you may experience an uncomfortable tingling or numb sensation in your arms, legs, hands, or fingers.
Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Numbness and Tingling
Chiropractic care specifically addresses the health of the central nervous system, including nerve function. Because numbness and tingling is so often associated with nerve issues, it makes sense to turn to a Lithia Springs chiropractor if you’re dealing with these frustrating sensations. Misalignments of the spine can be the cause of a variety of health issues, including migraines, pinched nerves, or even carpal tunnel syndrome, all of which may be contributing to your numbness or tingling sensations. Misalignments cause nerve interference that can affect proper blood flow and the communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which in turn leads to dysfunction. Upon examination of the spine, Dr. Ronnie Bolar will perform a gentle adjustment that will remove misalignments and nerve interference, opening up blood flow and correcting health concerns, so your body can once again function as it should. For many, numbness and tingling can be corrected with regular chiropractic care. As a bonus, not only can chiropractic alleviate these annoying sensations, but it also promotes health and wellness of the overall body so you can feel your absolute best.
Case Studies Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Chiropractic
Case studies have shown that chiropractic care has helped many find relief from numbness and tingling. In one such case study, a 24-year-old woman suffered from paresthesia, the pins and needles sensation. This went on in her right arm for two years and led to insomnia at night. After just one week of chiropractic care, her numbness and tingling was completely gone. Another case study of 162 people with nerve pain called radiculopathy found that 85% of people were able to find relief from nerve pain, numbness, and tingling with just nine visits to a chiropractor.
Chiropractic has helped countless others and it can help you too. If numbness or tingling is affecting your life, turn to Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic. Find out just how beneficial chiropractic can be for numbness, tingling, and so much more!
Bova, J., & Sergent, A. (2014). Chiropractic Management of a 24-Year-Old Woman With Idiopathic, Intermittent Right-Sided Hemiparesthesia. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 13(4); 282–286. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241474/
Christensen, K. D., & Buswell, K. (2008). Chiropractic outcomes managing radiculopathy in a hospital setting: a retrospective review of 162 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 7(3); 115–125. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682943/