DO YOU SUFFER FROM NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN YOUR HANDS AND/OR FEET?
Numbness and tingling can be a significant problem that affects all aspects of your life. Restricting your ability to sleep, work, exercise and enjoy time with family and friends. Commonly described as an annoying “pins and needles” sensation in your hands or feet, it is often a sign that the nerves in your back or neck are restricted or damaged and unable to get a proper connection with your arms, legs, hands or feet. Most people have had temporary instances of numbness and/or tingling in an arm or leg – often referred to as “falling asleep” after sitting in the same position for extended periods of time or wearing too-tight shoes or clothing. These symptoms typically resolve quickly once you start to move around or remove the offending item.
WHEN SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT NUMBNESS AND TINGLING?
Numbness and tingling that lasts for extended periods of time or that is severe, chronic or accompanied by other symptoms such as pain, itching or muscle atrophy should be treated. In some cases, tingling may signal a misalignment of the spine, nerve impingement or damage caused by injuries. Underlying conditions like Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Migraines, Arthritis and Diabetes are common causes of numbness and tingling in the extremities. Stop worrying and act – At our Peterborough Clinic we are currently offering a New Patient Special and Same Day Exam and Treatment options to help you get back to enjoying life.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH NUMBNESS AND TINGLING?
While many people will initially turn to medication for relief, this doesn’t address the underlying cause of the numbness and/or tingling. At best they may provide temporary relief. To correct the problem the root cause needs to be identified and that generally resides in the spine. Spinal misalignments cause nerve miscommunications that can lead to a number of health problems including numbness. Chiropractic care is highly effective in treating these types of issues. One case study (published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine) of 162 people with nerve pain found that 85% of people were able to find relief from nerve pain, numbness and tingling after just nine visits to a Chiropractor. Why suffer any longer?
All treatment begins with a complete examination by Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug) at PTBO Chiro – Utilizing the State-of-the-art diagnostic tools at our Peterborough Clinic. Tools such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a hands-on exam by Dr. Doug to develop your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include manual adjustments, hot/cold compresses, massage and lifestyle recommendations. It’s time to feel better and stop suffering needlessly. Contact Us today and start the healing.
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