Chiropractic Relief for Nerve Tingling
Your body’s nervous system is the central “control center” for the rest of your body. It is responsible for your body’s internal functions as well as how your body interacts with an external environment. Your movements, thoughts, feelings, and memories are all governed by your nervous system. The nerves are also responsible for involuntary movements like blinking or breathing.
The nervous system is important for every level of function in your body. Unfortunately, some people experience uncomfortable sensations such as nerve tingling or pain. Thankfully, chiropractic relief for nerve tingling is possible.
Your Nervous System
The nervous system is broken into two main parts:
- Central nervous system consisting of the nerves along your spine and brain.
- Peripheral nervous system consisting of nerves that carry information to the rest of your body (appendages, organs, etc.).
The nervous system runs throughout your entire body, delivering messages from your brain to other cells and tissues. Nerves receive information from external sources, which they then interpret and deliver to various parts of the body. For example, when you burn yourself, your nerves quickly interpret this information as painful and deliver it to your brain and body, causing you to pull away from a hot surface.
Experiencing Nerve Tingling?
Some people may experience nerve tingling or numbness that won’t seem to go away. Nerve tingling normally occurs in a person’s legs, arms, hands, feet, fingers, or toes.
Nerve tingling may feel a milder “pins and needles” sensation or that a part of their body has “fallen asleep.” Other times, nerve tingling feels like a sharp itching, burning, or stabbing sensation.
Nerve tingling and numbness may be caused simply from lack of blood flow and movement to a particular body part. This is a minor condition easily solved without medical help. Most people refer to their hands, feet, arms, or legs as having “fallen asleep” and simple movement alleviates the sensations.
Other types of nerve tingling and numbness are caused by injuries, usually in the neck or lower back. Medical conditions also may result in pinched, irritated, squashed, or damaged nerves:
- Carpal tunnel
- Scar tissue
- Calcium deficiency
- Multiple sclerosis
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
While nerve tingling and numbness in the apagendes is uncomfortable and should be addressed, it’s not a life-threatening health issue. However, nerve tingling along the central nervous system (i.e. neck, shoulders, upper back) is more serious.
No matter what type of nerve tingling you experience, it’s important to work with a professional chiropractor to relieve nerve tingling and pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors specialize in treating the spinal cord, which impacts the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Doctors conduct a variety of tests to help patients get to the bottom of their nerve tingling and pain. Normally, a patient experiencing nerve tingling will participate in a muscle test, neurological test, orthopedic test, and range-of-motion exam. Additional testing, such as an x-ray or MRI scan, might also be required.
After a person has been officially diagnosed by a doctor, chiropractors are available to treat the source behind nerve tingling.
Nerve pain, inflammation, and other structural health issues are likely caused by misalignment or imbalance somewhere in the body. Chiropractors address this by re-aligning the spine, which allows messages to once again be properly carried across the nervous system. Spinal manipulations reduce pain and swelling, fix any crooked joints or bones, and may reduce pressure on nerves, bones, or tendons.
Chiropractors do far more than crack your back, though. They also provide additional treatment to relieve symptoms and allow the body to heal itself:
- Tissue massage therapy
- Ice therapy
- Physical therapy
Chiropractors focus on alleviating pressure causing nerve tingling, swelling, or pain. Once the body is back in alignment, it has the power to heal itself from the inside out.
Working with a Chiropractor
If you haven’t worked with a chiropractor before, you may be curious—or perhaps even anxious—about the process.
CareFree Chiropractic is a chiropractic practice making a world of difference for Colorado Springs patients. We treat a variety of health issues: nerve tingling, arthritis, carpal tunnel, headaches, and more.
The first step in your healing process is to get connected with us. We’ll take time to get to know your unique health situation, current symptoms, and goals for healing. Next comes the analysis process, where we help get to the bottom of your nerve tingling. Once we figure out the root cause, then it’s time to begin treatment. You can expect a world of difference from our chiropractic care!
Get Chiropractic Relief for Nerve Tingling Today
Ready to finally find relief from your nerve tingling, pain, or numbness? The good news is, you don’t have to live with these symptoms forever. CareFree provides chiropractic treatment for nerve tingling, and our team is ready and waiting to help you get your life back. No more missing out on fun activities or slugging through a day with pain and stiffness! Get connected today and say hello to relief that lasts.