Occasional numbness and tingling in a hand or foot is something nearly everyone will experience at some point. At Capitol Chiropractic Health Center, we are here to help when that “occasional” problem becomes a regular problem. If this occurs more than a couple times per year, it’s time to get checked out before it worsens. Numbness and tingling occurs when a nerve has too much pressure on it. This can occur from being in an awkward position for too long where a part of the body “falls asleep”, but most of the time there is pressure on a nerve that is treatable that creates this problem. As chiropractors, we know where all the nerves in the body come from and go to and all the possible spots where each nerve can have pressure on it. If left untreated, the pressure on the nerve(s) will worsen and the issue will become more and more frequent. As the problem occurs more often, it becomes more difficult and takes longer to heal. So, don’t just thinks that your numbness and tingling is no big deal. Call today or contact us to schedule your appointment today.
The Healing Process for Numbness and Tingling in Springfield, IL
Comprehensive Consultation and Exam
In order to effectively treat numbness and tingling, we need todetermine which nerve is the problem and where the pressure is. You can expect a comprehensive history and consultation with your doctor. We will ask you a lot of questions regarding the history of your problem which helps us really determine the underlying cause. Once we understand the cause, we will form a plan to get you better as soon as possible.
Specific Chiropractic Adjustments in Springfield, IL
In our office, specific chiropractic care is the most important thing that we do for patients suffering from nerve pressure that is caused by alignment issues. Most cases of nerve pressure have some degree of misalignment contributing to the problem. Specific chiropractic adjustments are designed to take pressure off nerves and restore proper communication and health in your body.
Specific Exercises Designed For You
Overuse of muscles is one of the most common causes of numbness and tingling. When there is overuse of some muscles, the muscles that do the opposite activity are underactive and need to be strengthened. During your exam, we assess muscle strength and tone to prescribe the exact exercises and stretches that you need.
Acupuncture And Electrical Stimulation
All forms of nerve irritation can be improved nicely by acupuncture and electrical stimulation. This helps to calm the nerves down when all the pressure cannot be removed from the nerve. In cases where we cannot remove all the pressure from the nerves, acupuncture and electrical stimulation can be the answer to living the live you want to again.
When should I see a doctor for my numbness and tingling?
If your numbness and tingling lasts for more than 60 seconds, it is a sign that there is pressure on a nerve more than just a part of the body falling asleep because of an awkward position. Additionally, if your numbness and tingling occurs more than once every 3 months, you need to seek medical attention to determine the cause. If you are wondering whether you should see a doctor for your numbness and tingling or not, the answer is always yes. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 217-391-5446 soon as possible to ensure you do not have lasting damage.
Why does my numbness and tingling go away and come back so much?
Usually, there is constant irritation on one or more nerves that leads to numbness and tingling. Often, the irritation is not quite enough to create numbness and tingling, but even just a little bit extra irritation causes the problem. Sometimes, seemingly insignificant movements/activities can put more pressure on these nerves. Alternatively, if your numbness and tingling typically comes in the evenings after a busy day, it is likely that your brain is focused on many other things and just ignores the nerve irritation until you wind down and have much less to occupy the mind.
Can chiropractic in Springfield, Illinois fix numbness and tingling?
We have helped countless people with numbness and tingling in Springfield, IL over the past 32 years. Chiropractic care is one of the best forms of treatment for numbness and tingling as far as effectiveness and safety. People who see a chiropractor for numbness and tingling first and less likely to need a surgery for it in the future.