A numbness or tingling feeling in your extremities can be an unnerving feeling.  It can also cause stress or anxiety thinking that something could be really wrong.  This doesn’t have to a problem that you are forced to simply live with.  The first step in addressing numbness and tingling is to determine the cause.  Often times, though the sensation of pins and needles is in the arms, hands, legs, or feet, the actual problem lies within the spine.

What Causes Tingling and Numbness?

Migraines, diabetes, carpal tunnel, seizures, and strokes are all issues that could be associated with a tingling or numbness sensation. While these are all serious health concerns that are associated with numbness and tingling, sometimes those feelings of numbness or tingling are simply related to a spinal misalignment and are easily remedied. When vertebrae are misaligned even the slightest bit, they can pinch nerves or interfere with proper blood flow within the body, leading to an array of issues, including numbness or tingling. Thankfully, Dr. Grant Lisetor at Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte, NC can remove spinal misalignments to restore proper blood flow within the body to minimize tingling and numbness throughout the body.

How Can Chiropractic Care Correct Numbness and Tingling?

When faced with numbness and tingling in the body, some may turn to painkillers to try to relieve the problem. If this helps at all, it will likely only help for a time, and the symptoms will probably return as soon as you stop taking the painkiller.  To actually correct the issue, the root problem needs to be addressed, and that lies within the spine. Spinal misalignments cause nerve miscommunications that lead to health problems, like poor blood flow, numbness, tingling, and more.  For the body to function as it should, the misalignments need to be corrected.  Chiropractic care focuses on spinal health that then leads to whole body health.  Dr. Grant Lisetor will assess your spine and neck, locate misalignments, and perform a gentle adjustment to correct any vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or out of place.  This will restore proper nerve communication to correct numbness and tingling and improve overall health as well.

But Does It Really Work?

Some people may have doubts as to whether or not chiropractic care will really work for them when they’re seeking to get rid of numbness and tingling.  Case studies show that chiropractic is, in fact, a proven method for addressing the primary cause of numbness and tingling. In one case study, a 24-year-old female had suffered from paresthesia (the pins and needles sensation) for two years in the right arm.  This problem eventually led to insomnia at night.  After only one week of chiropractic care, the individual saw a complete resolution of her paresthesia and insomnia.  Additionally, another case study focused on 162 people who suffered from nerve-related pain called radiculopathy.  After just 9 visits to a chiropractor, 85% reported relief from nerve pain, numbness, and tingling.

 

If uncomfortable and frustrating numbness or tingling has affected your life, know that there is a solution.  Schedule an appointment with Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic and see for yourself how chiropractic can ease numbness and tingling for you.

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Bova, J., & Sergent, A. (2014). Chiropractic Management of a 24-Year-Old Woman With Idiopathic, Intermittent Right-Sided Hemiparesthesia. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 13(4), 282–286. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241474/

Christensen, K. D., & Buswell, K. (2008). Chiropractic outcomes managing radiculopathy in a hospital setting: a retrospective review of 162 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 7(3), 115–125. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682943/