Numbness in your hands or feet, or sometimes in your arms or legs, is often an indicator of neurological disorders or inflammation. At Lefranc Chiropractic in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a highly trained chiropractic team works together to diagnose the reason for your numbness. Once the cause is known, you start a noninvasive symptom relief plan that really works.

Numbness Q & A

What causes numbness?

Many different things can cause numbness in areas like your arms, legs, hands, and feet. Usually, there are two main causes: neurological disorders or a traumatic event that led to extra inflammation in the injury area. Metabolic disorders are another possible cause of numbness in your extremities.

Numbness isn’t considered a condition on its own: it’s a symptom that your Lefranc Chiropractic care provider can analyze to find out the source.

What can I do to avoid numbness?

In addition to your chiropractic treatment at Lefranc Chiropractic, there are a few measures you can take at home to minimize numbness.

  • Stand up from a sitting position and move around every 30-60 minutes
  • Avoid sitting or laying in positions that put extra pressure on one part of your body
  • Do prescribed exercises from your chiropractor daily
  • Take prescribed supplements to support nerve health

Between chiropractic care and your new anti-numbness routines, you can get dramatic symptom relief.

How does chiropractic care for numbness work?

Your chiropractor at Lefranc Chiropractic customizes chiropractic care for numbness for your particular situation. Chiropractic adjustments can help with nearly any type of numbness. In these adjustments, your chiropractor focuses on alleviating imbalances in your spine, which improves your nerve function and often relieves your symptoms.

Your chiropractor focuses on the origin of your numbness. For example, if your numbness comes from carpal tunnel syndrome, your chiropractor focuses on the carpal tunnel nerves to correct the problem where it started.

Other types of therapy that help with numbness can include:

  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Hot packs
  • Ultrasound therapy

Nutritional counseling, which can include supplement recommendations, is often helpful for patients suffering from numbness. Certain supplements — such as vitamin B12, magnesium, and potassium — can help restore your nerve health which helps with numbness symptoms.

If your numbness results from a metabolic disorder such as diabetes, it’s very important to work with your medical doctor to manage your condition. Chiropractic care and its complementary therapies can offer excellent symptom relief, but also treating the underlying condition is crucial with metabolic disorders.

Don’t suffer from numbness any longer. Book your appointment at Lefranc Chiropractic online or by phone now (404) 990-4678.