Numbness, Tingling Treatment at Cafe of Life Longmont!

Numbness or tinglingAt some point we’ve all experienced that “pins and needles” feeling that comes from staying in one position too long but when this abnormal sensation, called paresthesia, happens frequently or for a long duration then it may be time to seek chiropractic care. Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont can provide chiropractic care that will address the cause behind your symptoms of numbness or tingling and relieve these uncomfortable sensations. Trauma, a metabolic disorder or neurological state are the three types of conditions that can cause numbness and tingling. Of these three categories, chiropractors are most qualified to treat traumatic conditions.

Causes of Numbness and Tingling that can be Treated with Chiropractic Care

    • Nerve irritation or compression
    • Pinched or entrapped nerves
    • Bulging or herniated disc
    • Sciatica
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow
    • Myofascial adhesions (binding of muscle and fascia by scar tissue)
    • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal chord channel)
    • Brachial plexus dysfunction (nerve damage in upper shoulders)
    • Spondyloisis (degenerative arthritis of the spine)

The most common cause of numbness and tingling sensations is an irritated or compressed nerve that restricts the normal movement of the spine. When there is pressure on a nerve or a disc is misaligned in the cervical portion of the spine, numbness and tingling will be felt in the shoulders, arms or fingers. When the thoracic part of the spine is the cause, the sensations will be felt in the ribcage or middle back. And if you’re experiencing paresthesia in your buttocks, legs or feet then the lumbosacral area of the spine is most likely to blame.

When friction on the nerve is relieved and normal joint movement restored through spinal manipulation, then numbness and tingling often disappear or are at least reduced. After a throughout physical assessment, Dr. Jess will design a plan tailored to relieve your symptoms of numbness or tingling as soon as possible with not only chiropractic care but also physiotherapy exercises and nutritional advice. So if you are experiencing the annoying sensations of paresthesia, seek relief with the effective chiropractic care offered at Cafe of Life in Longmont.