What Causes Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet?
Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet ruins the quality of life for millions of Americans every year. Are you one of them?
There are two main reasons why you would experience tingling or numbness in your hands or feet. One would be a lack of blood flow, and the other, a lack of nerve flow. The simplest way to tell the difference is to feel your extremity. If it feels unusually cold to the touch, then there is the possibility of vascular blockage and should be evaluated by your medical practitioner. If your extremity is not cold, or colder than usual, then most likely a neurological blockage exists. One of the most common reasons that a lack of nerve flow exists is due to a condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. Vertebral Subluxation occurs when one or more of the spinal bones misalign and does not move properly. This can interfere with the flow of nerve impulses over the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. When Vertebral Subluxation is present, some of the many symptoms that can occur are numbness and tingling in the hands or feet.
Can A Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractic doctors are the only healthcare providers who are trained to locate and correct spinal misalignments called Vertebral Subluxations. They use a non-invasive, non-addictive, gentle force to unlock the misaligned spinal bone. This will remove the interference from the nervous system to allow for proper nerve transmission, and as a result, very often the numbness and tingling disappears.
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine, thus reducing inflammation and improving the function of both the affected spinal joints and nervous system. By increasing spinal joint mobility and improving your nervous system function, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms like numbness and tingling in the extremities.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic can provide patients with numbness and tingling in the hands and feet:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased activity and lifestyle
To see if chiropractic care is right for you, Dr. Auger will perform a consultation, examination and, if necessary, x-rays on site. Based on the findings of your chiropractic examination, Dr. Auger will confirm the presence or absence of Vertebral Subluxation. If your test results confirm the presence of Vertebral Subluxations, then we can help!
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