Chiropractic Care for Numbness and Tingling Relief
Everybody has felt the “pins and needles” of a limb falling asleep after being in a strange position for too long, but there are some for whom numbness, tingling and pain have become a daily burden. These are classic symptoms of a pinched nerve. Fortunately, pinched nerves respond very well to chiropractic care. If you live in Scottsdale or Phoenix, our chiropractor at Camelback Medical Centers can diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and provide the appropriate treatment for lasting relief.
Our Chiropractor Provides Successful Numbness and Tingling Treatment
There are several potential root causes for numbness, tingling and pain, all of which can be remedied by the appropriate treatment (or combination of treatments) by our chiropractor. These causes may include:
- Subluxations—When vertebrae are jostled or slowly pulled out of correct alignment, they pinch nerves, which causes numbness and tingling. Subluxations can happen as a result of injury, poor posture and physical conditioning or working at an un-ergonomic work station.
- Bulging Discs or Herniated Discs—Subluxations, injury and poor ergonomics can also lead to stress on the intervertebral discs, which can also pinch nerves.
No matter which of these conditions is causing your discomfort, our chiropractor can successfully provide relief by realigning the spine to release pinched nerves. Chiropractic care is extremely effective, particularly when combined with other therapies such as spinal decompression, massage therapy and physiotherapy.
Using precise diagnostic tests, our chiropractor will pinpoint the location of the pinched nerve(s). Usually, the area where the patient is experiencing the numbness and tingling tells us which nerves are involved and where to look first. Examples of nerve impingement and their associated areas of numbness and tingling include:
Legs and/or feet—Typically associated with nerves pinched in the lower back; sciatica is a set of symptoms where pain, numbness and tingling shoot down from the lower back and into one or both legs and feet from a pinched sciatic nerve.
Arms, wrists or hands—Nerves in the upper back or neck may be involved; carpal tunnels syndrome, for example, often involves both a pinched median nerve (in the wrist) as well as nerves pinched in the neck.
If you struggle with pain, numbness and tingling in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area, schedule an appointment today to talk with our chiropractor closest to you. We can help you get back to an active life without pins and needles.