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What to Know If You Have Numbness or Tingling

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We’ve all experienced pain and discomfort in our muscles and joints from time to time.

Perhaps you’re sore from a good workout, or even just doing normal work around the house. While pain is always a concern, the sensations of numbness or tingling (the “pins and needles” or “falling asleep” feelings) are unpleasant and can be alarming too. Here are some things to know should you experience these uncomfortable sensations.

Many things can cause numbness or tingling

The first thing to remember if you feel these symptoms is not to panic. There are a lot of things that could be the cause. The most common reason for numbness is due to an error in nerve functionality. This could be from something pressing on the nerve itself, an injury to the nerve, or something impairing the nerve’s ability to fire properly. Overextending your body during certain movements or even just sitting in one place for too long can cause these feelings. Most cases are just temporary, like when you bump your elbow and the “funny bone” sensation arrives and goes away shortly.

Chiropractic care can help

While chiropractors treat discomfort and injuries of the spine, they are really treating the entire nervous system, of which the spine is just a part. With a thorough exam, your chiropractor can find and treat the cause of the discomfort and alleviate those uncomfortable sensations of numbness and tingling if they persist. There are many places in our bodies where nerves can become restricted, and chiropractic care aims to pinpoint the location and release the pressure in the area.

The goal of chiropractic care is always to locate the source of what’s causing your discomfort. If you are experiencing any of the signs of numbness or tingling in any of your joints or muscles, visit our website or call 815-756-8691.

Schram Chiropractic

229 E. Hillcrest Dr

DeKalb, IL 60115