Nearly everyone has experienced having their foot fall asleep when they have been in one place for a long time, or have woke up in the morning to discover that somehow, their arm did not manage to hear the alarm. If this happens just once in a while, chances are you shrug it off, shake the affected limb a little, and move on with your day. If you are frequently experiencing numbness and tingling in your limbs, it could indicate a more serious issue. At Lefranc Chiropractic, we will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the underlying cause of your numbness and tingling before providing chiropractic treatment.
Causes of Numbness and Tingling
Before treatment begins, our chiropractor will do a full assessment to determine the most likely cause of your discomfort. Most of the time, these underlying issues are treatable by our chiropractor. Numbness and tingling are usually caused by increased inflammation, traumatic injury, neurological disorders, or metabolic disorders. Most often, numbness and tingling are felt in the extremities, including the arms, hands, legs, and feet. If a metabolic disorder is suspected, it is important to see your primary doctor as well, as they may be connected to a serious condition such as diabetes.
If you are experiencing numbness or tingling, there could be several reasons why, and seeing our Sandy Springs chiropractor for treatment is one of the best ways to get to the bottom of why those feelings are occurring. Some of the things that may help decrease the instances of numbness and tingling include:
- Getting up to stand and move at least every hour
- Avoid staying in a position that puts disproportionate pressure on a single area of your body
- Take supplements that support nerve health, such as B12, magnesium, and potassium
- Do exercises that help with numbness
When taking your precautions against numbness and tingling is not enough, other types of therapy may be appropriate for your situation. Some of the types of therapy treatment you may encounter include
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
- Hot packs
Our chiropractor will provide you with the most effective combination of treatments based on the cause and severity of your numbness and tingling.
Chiropractor in Sandy Springs
If you believe you would benefit from chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs, the chiropractic professionals at Lefranc Chiropractic are ready to assist you. For more information on how we address numbness and tingling or to schedule an appointment, call us at (404) 990-4678.