When all you want to do is lie down and get some rest, it’s incredibly bothersome to have numbness or tingling in your hands and feet. If your circulation is cut off, changing your position may be enough to improve blood flow and get rid of the feeling that your extremities have “fallen asleep.” Other times, the numbness or tingling is chronic or episodic in nature, with seemingly nothing you can do to get rid of it.
Thankfully, treatment for numbness and tingling is available at Back and Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, FL. Our chiropractor, Dr. Monte Venis, can diagnose the cause of your discomfort and offer the appropriate treatment to get you feeling normal again.
To discuss your concerns, or to get your treatment started, please contact our office at (727) 726-4743.
In many cases, ongoing numbness or tingling in your extremities is a sign of nerve damage. This can occur due to a traumatic injury, repetitive stress injury, bacterial or viral infection, systemic disease, or exposure to toxic substances.
This type of nerve damage is known as peripheral neuropathy because it affects the nerves furthest away from your spinal cord. Over 20 million Americans, most of them older adults, have this condition. If left untreated, peripheral neuropathy can decrease your mobility or even lead to total disability. This is why you should receive a prompt diagnosis and begin treatment for your numbness or tingling as soon as possible.
Consider some of the most common reasons for tingling and numbness:
While one or more of these causes may apply to you, be aware that nearly one-third of peripheral neuropathy cases are idiopathic, meaning they have no known cause.
The good news is that as long as your peripheral nerve cells haven’t been killed, they can regenerate. The precise treatment you should pursue depends on what’s causing your numbness or tingling.
For example, if you have diabetic neuropathy, controlling your blood sugar can improve your symptoms. If your numbness or tingling stems from a vitamin deficiency or alcoholism, getting your diet and drinking habits back on track can correct the problem.
When the cause is linked to spinal, muscular, or bone structure abnormalities, non-invasive chiropractic therapies are far safer and more effective than taking the opiate-derived pain-relief medications that far too many doctors prescribe their patients. Here are some of the treatments for numbness or tingling available at Back and Neck Pain Center:
There’s no reason to live with uncomfortable neuropathy when affordable, non-invasive treatments are available right here in Clearwater. Dr. Venis has over 30 years of experience delivering expert, personalized care to his patients. See what our non-invasive, drug-free therapies can do for you!
To ask your remaining questions, or to get your neuropathy treatment started, please schedule a free consultation with our Clearwater chiropractor by calling (727) 726-4743 today.