Numbness and tingling treatment provided at Zaker Chiropractic
From "pins and needles" and "electric shock sensations" to no sensations at all, abnormal nerve responses in any part of your body can leave you rightfully annoyed, disturbed, or frightened. But while some causes of numbness or tingling represent immediate medical threats, most of them are simply the result of compressed or "pinched" nerve tissue. Even if your condition doesn't merit a trip to the emergency room, you'll want to get it taken care of before it becomes difficult or even impossible to treat. Fortunately, you can get the care you need without resorting to surgery, thanks to to the numbness and tingling treatment provided by Zaker Chiropractic.
Common Causes of Numbness and Tingling
Symptoms such as numbness and tingling may have an obvious and direct cause (such as the tingling you feel when you hit your "funny bone"), or they may show up one day for no clear reason. Occasionally, these symptoms signal a serious or even life-threatening medical condition. If, for example, you suddenly experience tingling and numbness on one side of your body, accompanied by other symptoms such as speech problems or vision and hearing changes, you may be suffer from a transient ischemic attack or "mini-stroke." More commonly, however, your symptoms may stem from:
Sleeping with an arm or leg in an awkward position (a condition that should correct itself quickly)
Neuralgia, a form of discomfort associated with temporary or permanent damage to a nerve
Diabetic neuropathy, which typically causes numbness, pain, and tingling in the hands and/or feet
Chronic or acute nerve impingement
The Problem of Pinched Nerves
Nerve impingement deserves a closer look because it can have so many causes and produce so many effects. The complex branches that make up your nervous system all connect back to anjor nerve roots, which in turn are attached directly to the spinal cord. If nerve tissue becomes compressed at any point in this network, sensations and motor signals can become garbled or stop moving -- potentially affecting any and all of the lesser nerves in that branch. Common causes of nerve compression include:
Acute injuries that dislodge spinal structures or herniate discs, which then press against the major nerve roots
Injuries from Auto Accidents or Whiplash
Spinal stenosis, a condition that narrows the spinal canal and put pressure on spinal nerve tissue
Spondylolisthesis, a shifting of one vertebra over another vertebra that pinches the spinal cord
Degenerative disc disease (including bulging discs)
Poor posture or weak back/neck musculature
Any uncorrected spinal misalignment
Swelling or spasms in tissues that surround nerves
Examples of common conditions related to pinched nerves include cervical radiculopathy (numbness or tingling in the arms and hands), sciatica (numbness or tingling in the legs and feet), carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist nerve compression), and tarsal tunnel syndrome (ankle/heel nerve compression).
We're Your Source for Non-Surgical Numbness and Tingling Treatment
When some part of your body just doesn't feel right, your nerves are trying to tell you something --and that something may be a call for help. Give them that help by calling Zaker Chiropractic at our Torrance, San Pedro, or Newport Beach office, We're your source for non-surgical numbness and tingling treatment!
For more answers about how we can help you relieve your numbness and tingling without drugs or surgery, make an appointment with Zaker Chiropractic. Our chiropractors provide a wide variety of services to diagnose and treat your condition. Zaker Chiropractic has several locations to serve you. Call (949) 734-4454 for an appointment in Newport Pain & Wellness in Newport Beach, (424) 235-1562 for South Bay Pain & Wellness in Torrance, or (310) 831-0003 for an appointment with San Pedro Pain & Wellness in San Pedro. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary list of services.
New patients get a FREE 30-minute Massage/Pilates or Strength Training!