Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center
Chiropractor located in Lynnwood, WA
Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that often occur when you sit in the same position for a long time. However, if your numbness and tingling are ongoing, you may have a pinched or damaged nerve. Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center in Lynnwood, Washington, takes an integrative approach to care. The team specializes in the treatment of numbness and tingling and focuses on the root cause of your symptoms. To book an evaluation or consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool.
Numbness and Tingling Q & A
What is numbness and tingling?
Numbness and tingling are unusual sensations you may feel anywhere on your body. However, the uncomfortable symptoms most often affect the hands, arms, feet, or legs.
You may notice numbness and tingling in your feet after sitting in a cross-legged position for an extended period or in your hands when you first wake up in the morning.
In these situations, you may inadvertently compress a nerve, which disrupts the signal, causing numbness and tingling. You can easily “shake-off” the symptoms when you change your position, releasing the compressed nerve.
If you can’t shake off the sensations, then there may be an underlying condition causing your symptoms.
What causes numbness and tingling?
You may develop numbness and tingling due to many causes. In addition to the positioning of your body, other causes of the abnormal sensations include:
- Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)
- Spinal nerve compression from a herniated disc
- Peripheral nerve compression from a blood vessel or scar tissue
- Nutrient deficiencies (vitamin B12, potassium, calcium)
- Insect bite
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of the median nerve in your wrist)
Numbness and tingling may also be related to an auto or sports injury.
Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center specializes in the treatment of acute trauma and sees many people experiencing numbness and tingling that travels down their arms or legs after an auto accident.
Numbness and tingling are also common in people who experience neck or back pain.
What happens during a numbness and tingling evaluation?
When you visit the chiropractors at Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center for a numbness and tingling evaluation, you can expect an in-depth exam that focuses on finding the root cause of your symptoms.
During your exam, your chiropractor asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including when they started and the types of sensations you feel. They also review your daily activities, medical history, family history, and perform a physical exam.
To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center may recommend X-rays, which the team performs in-house.
How is numbness and tingling treated?
Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center develops individualized treatment plans for numbness and tingling based on the root cause, the severity of symptoms, and your overall health.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Spinal manipulation therapy
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitative exercise program
- Nutrition therapy
Your chiropractor at Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center schedules regular follow-up appointments to provide the necessary treatment and monitor your symptoms and health.
To schedule your evaluation, call Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center or book an appointment using the online tool today.