Have you ever experienced losing sensation in your upper or lower limbs? Does it feel like pins and needles when you try to move or clench your hands or feet? This type of discomfort is a symptom of numbness, otherwise known as tingling.
Certain positions that put too much pressure on your nerves can reduce blood flow and result in numbness in your upper or lower limbs. Most people experience tingling due to postural habits like a certain sleeping position, sitting on your feet, crossing your legs, or simply sitting or kneeling for prolonged periods. Wearing socks, shoes, or pants that are too tight can also cause tingling in your legs and feet.
Temporary numbness can be relieved by several home remedies such as hot and cold therapy, proper sleep, a balanced diet, and less alcohol intake. Doing a few exercises can also provide relief to your tingling hands or feet. However, long-term numbness may be a sign of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and peripheral artery disease.
Chiropractic care and physical therapy can help you manage numbness/tingling. This holistic approach aims to improve your overall health so you can quickly return to your normal way of life. Before we develop a personalized treatment plan, you’ll undergo several medical tests so we can identify risk factors and provide the appropriate treatment for your condition.
At LifeClinic, our goal is to restore, maintain, and optimize human function. Let our team provide you with relief and help you manage discomfort. Choose us and we’ll work together to ensure that you’ll get the best chiropractic care & physical therapy for a full recovery.
Treat Numbness Or Tingling with Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy
Our chiropractors and physical therapists use different methods to help you manage pain and discomfort. Take a look at how LifeClinic can help you recover from numbness/tingling.
Chiropractic Treatment for Numbness or Tingling
Our chiropractors will recommend a specific type of treatment for your numbness/tingling. This drug-free solution involves using various non-invasive techniques such as:
- Spine Alignment – In some instances, numbness/tingling can be a result of minor misalignments in the spine which affects the nerve signals sent to and from the brain. By realigning your spinal column, we help your nervous system function better and reduce numbness in your extremities.
- Hydromassage – This type of massage therapy uses heat and water pressure on the body to relieve compressed nerves and improve sensation. This increases blood flow to your extremities and reduces the frequency of numbness.
- Acupuncture – This Chinese medical practice divides your body into a series of zones and pressure points. It involves puncturing the skin with needles to stimulate your nerves to release hormones, particularly endorphins, which are your brain’s natural painkillers. This stimulation process helps relieve numbness/tingling in your upper and lower limbs.
Get Chiropractic Care to Relieve Tingling Extremities
If you’re dealing with numbness or tingling on your upper or lower limbs, chiropractic care may help ease your discomfort.
- Muscle Tension Release – Extra pressure exerted on any part of your body often results in tingling or discomfort. Through chiropractic procedures, you can reduce pressure on your upper and lower limbs to prevent numbness/tingling.
- Personalized Treatment Plans – Our chiropractors will ask about your medical background and clinical history with numbness. We will also run tests for an accurate diagnosis to develop an appropriate treatment plan for your condition.
- Holistic & Preventative Care – Based on the premise that prevention is better than cure, chiropractic care will help you focus on regaining optimal health and wellness. We combine our holistic methods with physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Reduce Numbness or Tingling Through Physical Therapy
Our physical therapists use various methods to relieve numbness/tingling, depending on your needs. Our system of physical therapy is focused on the structure of the body to help improve the function of your affected upper or lower limbs.
- Range of Motion Exercises – This type of exercise involves a comprehensive physical activity routine and specific stretches to minimize muscle tension and relieve numbness/tingling.
- Assistive Devices – Assistive devices such as a brace or walking aid may be recommended to aid in numbness/tingling.
- Active Physical Therapy – This type of physical therapy consists of exercises designed to strengthen your muscle tissues and improve posture. It also includes stretching activities that target muscles supporting your cervical spine.
- Passive Physical Therapy – This type of physical therapy includes hot or cold therapies and nerve stimulation in your treatment plan for a speedy recovery.