Numbness and tingling are symptoms that you may need chiropractic care to treat. It is important for you, our patient, to understand some basic anatomy in order to fully take to heart what is happening to your body when you feel numbness and tingling in your arms, hands and fingers. To keep things plain and simple, chiropractors focus on the central nervous system. This system consists of the brain, spinal nerves and the spinal cord. The way your body protects your spinal nerves and cord is with the vertebrae. Although your vertebrae are very strong and they provide protection, they too need comfort. This is where discs come into play. In between each vertebra are jelly-like discs that provide support and cushion for movement. This support is also what allows you to stand up straight and support the weight of your body
So, when you start to feel numbness and tingling travel down to your arms, hands and wrists, what’s really happening to those spinal nerves? Usually what is happening is that there is a vertebral subluxation. This just means that one of your vertebrae has moved out of place and should be adjusted. When it moves out of place, it can put pressure on the nerves, ultimately causing compression on the nerves that travel between each vertebrae. This is where the numbness and tingling can come from, and it can easily be relieved with regular chiropractic adjustments.
The doctors at Morreale Chiropractic are here to help with numbness treatment. For over 20 years, the doctors at Morreale Chiropractic have been treating patients in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. In this video, Dr. Vincent Morreale will go over the symptoms and causes of numbness and tingling, as well as how these symptoms can be treated with chiropractic care.
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