After staying in one position for a long time, you may experience a pins and needles sensation when a foot or hand “falls asleep”. While feeling typically returns within minutes, some people are regularly affected by these symptoms for no clear reason.

If you suffer from recurring numbness and tingling, a chiropractor may be able to identify the cause.

Causes of Numbness & Tingling

Numbness or tingling is caused by the impingement of a sensory nerve, which restricts blood flow and disrupts its normal functionality. If left untreated, nerve interference could lead to permanent loss of feeling.

Major organ systems in the human body are controlled by nerves exiting the spine. While you may experience numbness in other areas of the body, the most common source of nerve irritation is the spine. For instance, radiating hip or leg pain is typically caused by a compressed sciatic nerve in your lumbar spine, rather than a lower body injury.

A patient experiencing arm or wrist numbness may be misdiagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when a major nerve in the hand is compressed, causing pain up the arm. A chiropractor’s evaluation may find the source of numbness is in fact located in the neck or spine, which eliminates the need for unnecessary carpal tunnel surgery.

Chiropractic for Nerve Irritation

Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to correct spinal misalignments, without drugs, steroids or surgery. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can remove nerve interference, relieve pressure and restore communication between your brain and body, via the central nervous system.

Throughout treatment, your doctor may recommend icing the affected area or wearing a stabilizing brace.
 
Working with a chiropractor can help restore nerve function and blood flow to maintain feeling in your extremities. To get started, schedule an appointment today!

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