Dr. Kris Dorken at Core Wellness Centre delivers natural chiropractic and physiotherapy care if you are experiencing numbness or tingling sensations in your arms or legs.
Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that may occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs.
This may be a similar feeling when you wake up from sleeping and your arm feels “asleep” and then tingles as the blood flow returns to it. However, lasting arm or leg tingling and numbness may be a sign of a pinched nerve in your neck or back.
What Causes Numbness and Tingling in Arms and Hands?
Hand numbness that originates from problems with the spine is often, but not always, associated with neck pain and/or stiffness.
A Pinched Nerve (or Radiculopathy) is essentially the result of too much pressure applied to a nerve by different surrounding tissues like muscles, bones, tendons or cartilage.
As a direct consequence, that nerve’s integrity and overall condition is reduced causing pain, burning, tingling, numbness, or an electric shock type of sensation in your back, neck or even shoulders and feet.
For example, a pinched nerve on your lower back may result in numbness in your feet, as nerves in that area reach out to your lower extremities.
“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – This condition is basically a pinched nerve, specifically located on one of the wrist nerves, causing tingling and numbness on the hand and its fingers.
“Peripheral Neuropathy”: This condition derives from different levels of damage in the nerves of your feet and hands, causing tingling sensations and numbness, mainly from injuries, infections, metabolic conditions, inherited causes and exposure to toxins, as well as certain types of diabetes.
Treatment Care Plan
Dr. Kris creates a detailed digital posture analysis along with x-rays if necessary, to determine if a misalignment or disc issue is interfering with the nerve signal flow to your arms and legs. Then he determines which of our many services best meet your needs to reduce pain and restore healthy circulation and nerve signal flow.
This may be accomplished through chiropractic adjustments, Y-axis traction strap, physiotherapy and mobility exercises to address any possible metabolic causes of your symptoms. The exact treatment will be determined on a case-by-case scenario based on the cause and symptoms of each patient.
Do Chiropractors Help with Tingling and Numbness?
Chiropractic care gently adjusts your spine to reposition the vertebrae and remove pressure off the nerve. This also allows space for the disc to return to its proper location.
As a result, your pain is decreased and the tingling and numbing sensations lessen. Our natural approach is lasting and effective and there are many supporting services available to improve circulation and ease your discomfort.
Find Relief for Numbness and Tingling in Arms, Legs, Hands and Feet
You do not have to live with weak, numb or tingling arms and legs. These feelings, in addition to pain, affect the way you move, work, sleep and play.
Don’t Wait Until The Symptoms Show Up
Whether you have pain, or whether you don’t, it’s a great idea to get your spine checked, it could be effecting your functions even though you may not be experiencing any symptoms or signs just yet.
You are welcome to call Core Wellness Centre on St. Clair Ave W near Bathurst St. to learn more about our natural care services.
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Contact Us at Core Wellness Centre
To schedule an appointment or for answers to your questions, contact us today by calling (416)-479 – 8311 or by filling in the form below.