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?
- Facial pain
- Thyroid or nasal problems
- 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.