There are many symptoms that can arise in the body when the nerves are either compressed, pulled, distorted or otherwise compromised. One such condition that stems from this is paresthesia in the hands or feet. This term is more commonly felt as pins and needles or tingling and numbness in the affected areas. These can be scary things to experience, especially if you are not trained to understand what they mean.
However, there are many situations when these symptoms are quite easy to understand and, on a brighter note, easy to treat. It is similar to what happens when your leg or arm ‘falls asleep’. This happens due to either blood flow to the nerve or compression of the nerve directly, leading to this numbness and then tingling as it ‘wakes up’. The time to be concerned is when the tingling isn’t as temporary or transient. In other words, if the tingling is progressively getting worse or simply doesn’t ever go away, then you need to have it checked into.
One place you might go initially is your primary care physician. They may prescribe physical therapy and/or muscle relaxers to you. Your particular history and presenting symptoms will guide your doctor to make the recommendations within their scope of practice. If you were to visit another specialist in the health care field, they might offer you a different treatment plan.
In chiropractic, there are yet other alternatives to the drugs or physical therapy approaches. In Network chiropractic, we are looking specifically at how your body is showing signs of the tension and nervous system distortion via a certain protocol. You can imagine it like using a system designed to help you fine tune a very complicated network of electrical wiring inside a supercomputer.
One Gilbert chiropractor utilizing this method is Dr. Michael Funicello. He’s been practicing in Gilbert for over 10 years and has been helping people with tingling and numbness, fibromyalgia, neck and back pains and other symptoms utilizing this amazing form of care. If you’d like to experience this care for yourself or a loved one, you can find a local practitioner in your area that offers Network Chiropractic.