Chiropractic Care for Numbness and Tingling

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Tingling in the hands, arms, legs, or feet can be extremely uncomfortable, much like having pins and needles poking your extremities. This feeling can happen at any time for a variety of reasons, sometimes in short spurts and sometimes lasting for quite a while. Whatever the cause, this feeling of tingling can disrupt your daily life. Know that you don’t have to live with this feeling. Additionally, numbness in any area can be worrisome for you and may lead to additional stress and discomfort. Thankfully, a visit to a Metairie chiropractor can be extremely beneficial and lead to relief from the “pins and needles” feeling or the lack of feeling that you may be experiencing in certain limbs or areas of your body.

Causes of Numbness and Tingling

There are a number of health issues that could cause numbness or a tingling feeling. Carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, migraines, multiple sclerosis, seizures, and strokes are all health concerns that can come with the feeling that your arms and legs are asleep. Another common reason for feeling numbness or a tingling sensation is related to your nerves. Blood vessels travel through the body, and when the blood flow is restricted because of a pinched nerve, this can dull the sensation in finger, toes, arms, and legs, causing an uncomfortable tingling feeling or unnerving numbness.

Chiropractic Care Removes Nerve Interference

Misalignments of the spine cause nerve interference that can lead to health problems such as migraines, or they can simply disrupt nerve communication or block proper blood flow. Either way, it is necessary to remove spinal misalignments so that the body can once again function as it should. Chiropractic care focuses on treating the nervous system, including the spinal column. Because nerves are the primary focus of chiropractic care, it is only logical that chiropractic care is a safe and effective method for treating nerve problems that cause numbness and tingling. After a thorough examination for problem areas in the spine, gentle chiropractic adjustments from Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas can remove misalignments and restore proper nerve function to reduce the numbing and tingling in the extremities. Not only will you experience proper blood flow, but removing misalignments will also increase function of the body’s various systems and promote optimal levels of health and wellness to reduce symptoms of other health conditions.

Chiropractic Care Has Helped Others and It Can Help You Too

Case studies have proven that chiropractic care does indeed work to get to the root cause of numbness and tingling. One case study focused on a 24-year-old with a 2 year history of paresthesia (a pins and needles sensation) in the right arm that led to insomnia. After just one week of chiropractic care, she reported being symptom free, without her usual nightly discomfort! Another case study was done on 162 people with radiculopathy, or nerve-related pain, which can cause a feeling of numbness. After just 9 visits to a chiropractor, 85% of the study’s participants experienced relief!

If you or someone you love is in the Metairie, Lake View, or Kenner areas and is tired of living with the uncomfortable pins-and -needles sensation or dealing with numbness, rest assured that chiropractic can help you, too. Contact Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic and find out more about how you can experience relief.


Bova, J., & Sergent, A. (2014). Chiropractic Management of a 24-Year-Old Woman With Idiopathic, Intermittent Right-Sided Hemiparesthesia. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 13(4), 282–286.

Christensen, K. D., & Buswell, K. (2008). Chiropractic outcomes managing radiculopathy in a hospital setting: a retrospective review of 162 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 7(3), 115–125.


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