Chiropractic Care for Numbness & Tingling

Many people experience numbness or a lack of sensation at some point in their life. This “pins and needles” sensation occurs when a sensory nerve becomes impinged, leading to a decrease in input from that nerve to the brain. The impingement must be removed for normal sensation to return. If the impingement has been longstanding or severe it can cut, tear or damage the nerve, which leads to ongoing or even permanent numbness. A peripheral sensory nerve, one that supplies the periphery of the body, will go through a repair process when the insult is removed. This process is slow at first (about 4 mm/day).

Causes of Numbness & Tingling

The spine is one of the most common places for an irritated nerve to occur due to subluxation or a herniated disc. One can experience numbness in the shoulder, arm or fingers, commonly diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, because of nerve pressure in the cervical spine, ribcage or middle back due to the thoracic spine, or in the buttocks, leg or foot due to the lumbar spine. It is important to note that one can have numbness originating from the spine, but not have spinal pain because some fibers perceive pain while others perceive sensation.

Chiropractic for Nerve Irritation

The chief concern of chiropractors is to remove nerve interference. We use specific means to remove nerve irritation without invasive drugs, shots, or surgery. Several studies show the benefits of chiropractic care for nerve irritation and numbness. One such study revealed 90% of sciatic patients (sciatic nerve irritation from the lumbar spine, causing pain and/or numbness) experienced relief, while another showed patients experiencing a 50 percent reduction in sciatic symptoms within 16 days of care. Specific spinal adjustments help to normalize spinal reflexes, which are a means for the body to relay messages from the body to the spinal cord and vise versa.

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