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Numbness And Tingling

Back to Health

Chiropractors located in Hilliard, OH

If you notice recurrent tingling in your legs or arms, it may be the first indication that you have an underlying spinal issue. At Back to Health, LLC, skilled chiropractors, Thomas Donahue, DC, and David Sampson, DC, provide comprehensive evaluations and customized chiropractic care for the root cause of numbness and tingling. Don’t ignore the warning signs of a spine problem. Contact Back to Health, LLC in Hilliard, Ohio, today, by phone or online, to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for numbness and tingling.

Numbness and Tingling Q & A

What causes numbness and tingling?

Numbness and tingling are often a side effect of an underlying health condition or an injury that affects your nerves. In many cases, damage or degeneration of the spine is the root cause of numbness or tingling sensations in your hands, arms, legs, and feet.

Both acute and chronic tingling and numbness are the results of pressure on your nerves. For instance, acute tingling and numbness can develop when you sit in one position for an extended time. Often referred to as pins and needles, the sensations typically resolve when you start moving around and release pressure on the nerves.

When you have a chronic issue, like a herniated disc, pressure on the nerve can be constant. As a result, you may experience recurrent or persistent tingling or numbness in your extremities that’s severe enough to interfere with your mobility and dexterity.

In addition to spine-related issues, you can also develop numbness and tingling from nerve compression in other areas of the body. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common type of nerve compression condition that causes tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. Lower Cross Syndrome, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are also common problems sometimes overlooked by other health care professionals. 

How does chiropractic care treat numbness and tingling?

The primary goal of chiropractic care treatment for tingling and numbness is to release pressure on the nerves. Your Back to Health, LLC provider first identifies the affected nerve that’s causing your symptoms by reviewing your medical history, existing health, and usual activities.

Through a series of soft tissue manipulations and spinal adjustments, your Back to Health, LLC provider works to realign your spine and tissues that are pressing on the affected nerve. 

By scheduling routine chiropractic visits, your provider can focus on keeping your spine in the proper position to protect your nerves and enhance your overall wellness.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for numbness and tingling?

For many with chronic pain, numbness, and tingling because of ongoing nerve compression, there’s a reliance on pain relievers and anti-inflammatories that can have risks for side effects.

By using chiropractic techniques to address the root cause of your numbness and tingling, you can reduce your dependence on medications and prolong the need for invasive treatments, like surgery.

In addition to easing numbness, tingling, and pain, chiropractic techniques can also improve your overall health and wellness by increasing your blood circulation and reducing inflammation in your extremities.

If you experience frequent numbness or tingling in your legs or arms, schedule a chiropractic evaluation at Back to Health, LLC today by using the online booking feature, or by calling the office.