An Alternative and Natural Treatment for Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet
What Does it Mean to Have Tingling and Numbness in the Hands and Feet?
Because it’s such a general symptom, it’s important to understand that tingling and numbness in the hands and feet can be indicative of many different conditions and disorders. For instance, one of the most common causes of tingling or numbness in the extremities is diabetes, with tingling reported by approximately two-thirds of diabetes patients.
However, at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas, we focus on the musculoskeletal causes of numbness or tingling. While it may not feel like a huge inconvenience, we understand that episodes of numbness and tingling can be both unsettling and irritating when attempting to complete day-to-day tasks. If these episodes become a frequent occurrence, it can be a sign that there is a more serious underlying cause at play.
Signs and Symptoms of Numbness and Tingling
The symptoms of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet will manifest differently depending on both the cause and your environment. For example, numbness in the leg due to sleeping in an awkward position is very different from a prickling tingle due to neurological or nerve damage. If you’re suffering from intense or lengthy episodes of numbness or tingling, we strongly recommend visiting both conventional and alternative medical practitioners to get to the root cause of the problem.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet
Broadly speaking, numbness and tingling are alert sensations which the central nervous system (CNS) generates in response to some form of internal or external stimuli. As you may or may not be aware, the CNS is housed within the spinal cord, which is in turn enclosed by the vertebral column. Located at the top of the vertebral column is the upper cervical spine, a vertebral region which is particularly prone to postural inflammation and local misalignments.
Left untreated, misalignments in the upper cervical spine can lead to nerve pinching and signal interruption around the CNS. This disruption can trigger a cascade of neurological and musculoskeletal symptoms across the body, including numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
How Our Treatment for Numbness and Tingling Works
As you may have guessed, our treatment plan for numbness and tingling revolves around correcting any misalignments in the upper cervical spine. Headed by Dr. Kramer, an expert in the field, our team will use digital X-rays and non-invasive cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to identify the precise angle and location of your misalignment. Once this step is complete, Dr. Kramer will perform a series of non-surgical, painless, manual adjustments to reestablish natural alignment along the affected upper cervical vertebra. If the underlying cause was musculoskeletal, this process should minimize or even eliminate the onset of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
Ready to get this process started? Get in touch with the team at Upper Cervical Chiropractic today to schedule a free introductory consultation with Dr. Kramer. In addition to treating patients all over Las Vegas and Clark County, we also deliver treatment in the neighboring states of California, Utah, and Arizona.