Don’t just ignore numbness and tingling

We have had many clients coming into our clinic recently with several potentially serious conditions. Because of what they may lead to, it really is very important that they not be ignored.

Over the next few weeks, therefore, I am going to write a short series to cover the main issues.

Today, I start with numbness and tingling.

Numbness and tingling in the hands, arms, back, neck, face, legs, feet or toes can be an indication of a serious condition that involves pinching or compression of the sensory portion of spinal nerves.

This compression of the nerves can lead to a loss of that sensory function which can make that area of the body supplied by that nerve, feel heavy or numb with a partial feeling of “deadness”.

It is vitally important that if you are suffering from recurrent numbness and tingling, that you seek the correct intervention.

If it feels as if it “radiates” from certain areas such as the neck, mid back or low back, then conservative chiropractic therapies will usually provide a solution.

Numbness and tingling, whilst often without pain, should not be left untreated. It can gradually become associated with weakness and loss of muscle control leading to poor balance, poor coordination, and can increase the likelihood of falls.

We encourage you to seek the right care at your earliest opportunity.