Causes of Numbness and Tingling and How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Numbness and tingling are strange sensations that can occur anywhere in the body but are often felt in the arms, feet, hands, and fingers.
Numbness can be described as a reduced, altered, or lost sensation, while tingling is an odd, prickling sensation. Also known as radiculopathy, both are types of temporary paresthesia.
What Causes Numbness and Tingling?
Here are some of the common causes of numbness and tingling sensations.
Staying in One Position for a Long Time
Many everyday activities can cause numbness and tingling, including standing/sitting in one position for a long time, falling asleep on your arm, or sitting with your legs crossed.
All these examples put pressure on nerves, causing the uncomfortable sensations. Once you change your position, the numbness and tingling will go away. In this case, you don't need any medical attention.
Injury or Disease
If the numbness and tingling sensations persist, it could be a sign of an injury or condition, including:
- A herniated disc in your spine
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Enlarged blood vessels
- Scar tissue
- Inflammation of the spinal cord
All these conditions apply pressure on nerves, leading to numbness and tingling sensations which are sometimes accompanied by neck and low back pain.
Chiropractic Care Provides Relief From Numbness and Tingling
When these sensations occur in your hands or feet, it means that the nerves in your back aren't getting a proper connection to your legs and arms. Comprehensive chiropractic care can help treat this issue.
Our dedicated chiropractor in Duluth will gently adjust your spine and joints to reposition the vertebrae, removing pressure from the pinched nerves. The treatment alleviates the low back and neck pain, and eliminates the numbness and tingling sensations almost immediately.
Professional Chiropractic Care for Persistent Numbness and Tingling in Duluth, GA
Serving Duluth and the neighboring town of Lawrenceville, Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center provides comprehensive chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic modalities to ensure you get the best possible care for your neck and low back pain.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Sommer, contact us at (770) 623-9291.
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