Numbness Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI
Numbness and tingling throughout the body can be an irritation to those suffering from it. However, many times the numbness persists and can cause other problems such as loss of movement or pain.
If you’ve experienced the pins and needles that accompany numbness in your hands, feet, or even your back, you are not alone. Depending on your specific condition, your doctor may prescribe medications to combat the numbness. In other cases, they may recommend surgery. However, there are often other types of numbness treatment available.
What Causes Numbness?
While certain medical conditions and medications—such as diabetes or chemotherapy drugs—can cause numbness associated with neuropathy, many times the cause is related to something else. Common conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome, brachial plexus injury, and herniated discs.
In these conditions and others, the joints in the wrist, shoulder, neck, or back are misaligned. The misalignment puts pressure on the nerves, pinching them and causing tingling or numbness. While anti-inflammatory medications may help relieve symptoms occasionally, realigning the joints is a more natural method of treatment.
How Can My Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractic care for numbness throughout the body is an effective relief for your symptoms. Your chiropractor will evaluate your condition to confirm treatment will be successful. If your chiropractor determines that chiropractic care can be helpful, there are several techniques available.
Carpal tunnel numbness and pain can often be reduced with a simple adjustment of the delicate bones in the wrist. Your chiropractor can use gentle manipulation techniques to realign the joints in the hand, elbow, and neck which may be responsible for the pinched nerves.
A herniated disc happens when a spinal disc becomes misaligned. The misalignment puts excessive pressure on the disc, causing inflammation and often numbness and pain. Readjusting the discs in the spine can relieve pressure and symptoms of numbness and pain.
Brachial Plexus Injury
An injury or irritation in the brachial plexus is an injury in the shoulder. Your chiropractor can gently adjust your shoulder to remove the pressure and decrease numbness.