An interruption in proper nerve flow can often cause numbness and tingling in the arms and legs. You may have experienced that sitting or standing in one position for a long period of time can cause a temporary pinch on the nerve, interrupting its conduction and causing some numbness and tingling. Moreover, continuous pressure on a nerve - herniated disc or facet imbrications - may cause lasting damage to the layers of the nerve known as myelin sheaths.
Causes of Numbness and Tingling
Where there is prolonged numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, seeing a chiropractor early is important. Most causes of numbness and tingling are not serious so they can be resolved quickly if they are detected early. There are many common causes of numbness and tingling in arms and legs include: disc herniations,
Treatment and Prevention of Numbness and Tingling
As chiropractors are holistic practitioners, we will focus on the body as a whole rather than focusing on your numbness and tingling pain alone. By examining your lifestyle and daily activities, we can identify not just the symptoms but the causes of the tingling in your arms and legs. This approach will help determine the best and quickest treatment plan for your arm and leg discomfort.
Prevention of Numbness and Tingling
Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to restore health to your joints, muscles, connective tissues and importantly, your nerves. Chiropractic techniques that work on your spine will relieve the pressure that is causing your arm/leg numbness and tingling sensations. As with relief for neck pain, elbow pain, low back pain and shoulder pain, we apply a variety of therapeutic modalities in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment which may include moist heat, ice packs, traction, stretching and strengthening exercises. As well as relieving your arm and leg pain, swelling and stiffness, the adjustments will help restore alignment and improve mobility. Chiropractors are trained to give advice if there are any suspicion of a heart related problems or other problems that chiropractic treatment can’t help. The chiropractor will refer you to your doctor or hospital immediately.