Numbness or Tingling: What Your Body Could be Trying to Tell You

16 May 16

knee-painAnd How your Chiropractor in Woodstock can Help

You may want to believe that that irritating pins-and-needles feeling in your fingertips or toes is just a temporary nuisance more than anything else, but the fact is, your body could be sending you signals of a serious issue. Sure, you may just be in need of a chiropractic adjustment, or (even less concerning) you simply fell asleep in a strange position. But, because recurring numbness and tingling is a symptom of some very serious health issues, its not one that should be discounted and overlooked. Make sure to see your chiropractor in Woodstock and your primary physician if you are concerned your symptoms point toward the following health conditions:

  • Diabetic neuropathy – Because high blood sugar is known to damage nerve fibers, the hands and feet of diabetics are prone to numbness and tingling that may graduate to stabbing pain. Other early signs of diabetes include digestive, urinary and blood vessel problems among others.
  • Cervical spondylosis – Usually brought on through bouts of dehydration and aging, this spinal condition affects the joints and discs in the neck. It is also known as cervical osteoarthritis.
  • Churgg-Strauss Syndrome – Often accompanied by rashes, GI bleeding and hay fever, the numbing and tingling caused by this condition is due to restricted blood flow.
  • Essential thrombocythemia – Most-commonly affecting women aged 50 or older, this rare disorder of the blood causes numbness, tingling, headaches, vision disorder and light-headedness. Essential thrombocythemia is considered a somewhat rare but chronic condition noted by the over-production of blood platelets.

It’s often easy to ignore symptoms, believing that they’ll go away on their own. But because the body responds quickly and correctly to inconsistencies at all levels, it is imperative that you see a chiropractor to relieve the subluxations that could be the cause of your numbness and tingling. Schedule your next treatment now at 678-233-2926.

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