A Natural Treatment for Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet
What is Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet?
Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet is a very common condition in the United States. However, numbness and tingling are symptoms, not a condition in their own right, and they can be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, inflammation, and nerve compression. In most cases, the root cause of numbness and tingling is connected to an underlying issue in the body’s musculoskeletal system.
Signs and Symptoms of Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet
As you would expect, the condition is characterized by a feeling of numbness or tingling in the extremities. In some cases, this feeling may be accompanied by other sensations, such as burning on the skin, throbbing pain, or itching. Left untreated, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet can lead to mobility issues and cause difficulty when performing fine motor activities.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Effects Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet
The upper cervical spine is a complex structure that helps keep the head, neck, and upper back stabilized and mobile. Due to its position at the top of the spinal column, the upper cervical spine also plays a pivotal role in supporting the brainstem, and by extension the central nervous system (CNS).
When the upper cervical spine is out of alignment, it often causes inflammation around the CNS, leading to nerve flow disruption and receptor impediments. Without intervention, low-level dysfunction in the CNS can lead to a variety of adverse nerve response symptoms, including numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
How Our Treatment for Numbness and Tingling in the Hands and Feet Works
At our office, we use upper cervical chiropractic care to address the underlying source of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. However, before we can begin the adjustment process, our expert chiropractors, Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh, will pinpoint the exact angle and location of any misalignments in the upper cervical spine. This step is crucial and typically involves a combination of cone-beam computed tomography scans and digital X-rays.
Once this is complete, Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh will perform a series of gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to realign the affected vertebra. By restoring the upper cervical spine’s natural alignment, we are able to improve the nerve flow, receptor function, and overall health of the body.
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, we can help! Dr. Hoefer and Dr. Marsh service patients in Orange County, including Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.