If you’re experiencing numbness in your arms, legs, or any other part of your body, it’s time to see Dr. Jon Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA.
Treating Numbness With Your Escondido, CA Chiropractor
It can be very disconcerting when you notice tingling and numbness in the body. While it’s not so unusual for it to happen if you’ve been sitting a certain way for a long time or something similar, some people experience it seemingly out of nowhere. And when that occurs, it can leave the sufferer worrying and wondering what is going on. This guide from Dr. Walwick and the team at Walwick Chiropractic is intended to ease your mind through education on the causes and what to do when it happens.
What Causes Tingling and Numbness?
Many things could cause numbness and tingling, but most of them come down to constriction of the blood vessels or nerves. If, for example, you sit on top of your leg, it will likely “fall asleep” after a time as the blood is not flowing properly. Diabetes and other conditions can also impact blood flow, causing tingling and numbness.
Often, though, this nerve or vessel constriction comes from an issue in the musculoskeletal system. One such issue comes in the form of whiplash – one of the most common auto injuries. It can cause compression on the spinal nerve root, which can lead to tingling and numbness all the way down the arms and hands.
Another common cause of tingling and numbness is sciatica. This is what occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back down both feet. Misalignment and herniated discs can cause sciatic nerve compression, causing numbness all the way down to the toes.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Treating numbness and tingling is actually pretty straightforward. You simply need to relieve the compression on the nerves and blood vessels. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to manage this.
Through treatment methods like adjustments and decompression therapy, the spine’s alignment is restored and the spinal column is stretched – both of which relieve compression. It’s all done naturally, allowing you to avoid any invasive procedures. And as these techniques address the root of the problem, you get to enjoy lasting results.
You don’t have to live with numbness and tingling. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA by calling (760) 741-2805.