Numbness and Tingling?

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Numbness and Tingling?

Call Us Today – (302) 539-7063

Chiropractic Care for Numbness and Tingling

If you notice the pins and needles feeling doesn’t easily go away after removing external pressure on the area, like having your legs crossed or sleeping on your side, then there may be an internal reason. An issue with or injury to your spine can put pressure on nearby nerves that communicate with other parts of your body, like your hands or feet. Dr. Chris Rush will identify any potential misalignments in your neck or back that might be putting pressure on a nerve and causing the uncomfortable numbness and tingling. After gently using the activator technique chiropractic adjustment, the vertebrae in your neck will be properly aligned and your nerve can communicate healthily again.

You may notice lower back pain in addition to feeling numbness and tingling, which could be a sign of a spinal injury affecting the muscles and nerves in your lower back. A misalignment in your lower back can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can then send painful tingling feelings down your leg all the way to your toes. This is called (sciatica) and can be so painful that you can’t go about your daily routine like normal. Dr. Chris Rush can help relieve this pinched nerve pain and alleviate the tingling sensations by realigning the vertebrae in your lower back.

Tingling and numbness take two different forms:

Paresthesia: a feeling of “pins and needles” on the skin, or the insensate feeling of the hand or arm having “fallen asleep.”

Dysesthesia: a less common, more persistent sensation of itching or pain that can resemble burning, electric shock, or tightening.

How Does a Chiropractor Help with Tingling and Numbness?

To determine the appropriate course of treatment, the cause of the tingling and numbness must be accurately diagnosed by a doctor. If no diagnosis has been made, the doctor will begin with a thorough examination. Depending on the nature or severity of the sensation. Dr. Chris Rush may palpate the effective areas and order X-Rays if deemed medically necessary. If further testing is needed to diagnose the source of the sensation, the doctor may order an MRI or CT scan. Once the underlying condition is diagnosed, Dr. Rush can design a treatment plan to eliminate irritation, correct misalignments causing pressure, and restore proper nerve function. Treatment under the care of BeachView Chiropractic often provides significant relief of symptoms. Exact treatment plans vary from case to case, but may include:
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Dizziness
  • Thyroid or nasal problems
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain

Typically, the goal is to relieve pressure on the nerves. Nerves that exit the spine or that pass through narrow or constricted passages within the body are particularly vulnerable.
Chiropractic adjustment can help reposition the vertebrae, a necessary step to resolve herniated discs.
Deep-tissue massage can help release tensions and eliminate toxins that make the sensations worse.

Finally, chiropractic treatment improves circulation and relieves pressure on the neural pathways, a necessary step to restore normal neural signaling between the body and the brain.
In addition to targeting tingling and numbness, treatments from a chiropractor promote the overall wellness and health of the entire body.

No matter how long your tingling and numbness lasts, talk to the team at BeachView Chiropractic to learn how you can experience true correction of issues and find relief from discomfort and pain.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.