Causes and Treatments for Numbness and Tingling in Santa Clara
Numbness and tingling in the extremities is fairly common and can be caused by an acute or chronic injury or condition. Our chiropractor, Doctor David Hoewisch, in Santa Clara can diagnose and treat the numbness and tingling in your extremities, including in your hands and feet.
Understanding Numbness and Tingling
When your hands, feet, arms or legs burn, feel tingly or give the sensation of having pins and needles inserted into your skin, you may have been in one position too long, or you may have a chronic condition that is affecting the function of your nerves. If the numbness and tingling start affecting your everyday life, like picking things up, typing or using hand tools or utensils difficult, you may want to schedule an appointment with our Santa Clara chiropractor for an evaluation.
Causes of Numbness and Tingling
When you have temporary, intermittent or constant numbness, tingling or burning in your extremities, it could be caused by a chronic condition, like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or a traumatic injury. Additional causes of numbness and tingling include:
- Auto Accident Injury
- Carpal Tunnel
- Herniated Disc
- Neck or Back Injury
- Pinched Nerve
- Tennis Elbow
Common Symptoms of a Nerve Injury
Compression or inflammation of a nerve can cause numbness, tingling and burning. Some symptoms may only occur after you’ve been in a position too long, or you may notice intermittent symptoms. If your symptoms are constant, interfere with your daily activities or wake you up at night, it is time to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Santa Clara.
- Burning sensations in the arms and/or legs
- Difficulty Moving the Fingers or Toes
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Muscle Weakness
- Numbness or Pins and Needles Sensation
Treatments for Nerve Problems From Our Chiropractor in Santa Clara
Our chiropractor in Santa Clara can diagnose the causes of your nerve pain and recommend a non-invasive treatment program to help control your symptoms. Many instances of numbness and tingling are due to a sudden or chronic injury, like a herniated disc, back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and a pinched nerve in your neck, back, or shoulder.
When your vertebrae are slightly misaligned or subluxated, they can put pressure on the surrounding soft tissues and nerve roots. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign your vertebrae, increase circulation in the local area and improve the function of your central nervous system, including reducing the symptoms of neuropathy. They are also extremely effective at treating herniated discs, pinched nerves in the back, sciatica, whiplash and spinal stenosis as well as many types of repetitive motion injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.
Instrument adjustments are performed using a small hand-held device that delivers the pressure needed to correct a spinal subluxation or problem with an extremity joint, and it can be used in place of a traditional adjustment for the treatment of repetitive motion injuries, whiplash, an auto accident injury, neuropathy and herniated discs. During this adjustment, our chiropractor will place the device against the area that needs to be corrected. The device delivers a rapid series of gentle thrusts in order to maximize the range of motion of the joint or vertebra. This type of adjustment does not involve any twisting, cracking or popping. Most individuals find it more comfortable than a traditional adjustment. We typically use instrument adjustments with our KST chiropractic treatments.
KST chiropractic is an advanced form of chiropractic treatment. It can be used to heal and reduce the symptoms of many different types of sports injuries and control the pain caused by certain chronic conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, back and neck pain and neuropathy. This treatment includes challenging all the major structural systems in your body, including muscles and joints and checking for imbalances throughout the body. If an imbalance is discovered, an adjustment will be made using an instrument adjusting devices.
To schedule an appointment with our Santa Clara chiropractor for your nerve pain, call us at (408) 985-8118.