Numbness in Your Arms or Legs, and How We Can Help
Experiencing numbness in your arms or legs can be very unpleasant. It can also interfere with your ability to perform specific tasks. However, you don't have to continue coping with the issues. Our Jacksonville chiropractor at Amazing Spine Care can determine the root of the problem and target the source with a treatment plan specially tailored to your needs.
Often, numbness in your arms and legs has to do with a nerve problem. For instance, if you have diabetes, you could have an issue known as diabetic neuropathy. It occurs when long-time uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to your nerves.
Multiple sclerosis could also be the culprit. With this condition, your body's immune system attacks the myelin of nerves. The myelin is a protective coating. As a result, your brain and other parts of your body affected by the condition can't communicate effectively. Over time, it can cause permanent damage and lead to numbness in the affected areas.
You can have numbness in your arms or legs from a spinal issue. If you have a problem with a pinched nerve in your cervical spine, you might notice arm numbness. Leg numbness can also stem from a pinched nerve in the lumbar portion of your back. Even sciatica can cause numbness in your legs. Regardless of what's causing your numbness, our team is here to help.
To determine the cause of your numbness, our chiropractor will ask you to complete a comprehensive medical history report. It provides our practitioner with information about potential injuries, surgeries, or illnesses that could be causing your numbness. Our chiropractor will ask you questions about the frequency of your numbness, how long it lasts, and when it occurs. In some cases, our chiropractor may need imaging tests.
The treatment varies slightly based on your condition. Our practitioner may recommend you receive spinal adjustments. This can realign the spine to take pressure off the nerves. It can also ease irritation on the surrounding soft tissue.
Our practitioner can also recommend exercises. We will guide you through a series of exercises that slowly work a part of your body. This helps loosen the soft tissue to lessen pressure on the surrounding nerves. It also allows blood to circulate more adequately to an area, helping the nerves' healing process.
Contact for Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL
Numbness in your arms or legs is unpleasant. However, our Jacksonville team can help you relieve the numbness you are experiencing. Contact our team here at Amazing Spine Care by calling 904-701-3916 to find out how we help patients in and around the Jacksonville area live pain-free lives.