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Posted on 01-12-2018
The most common cause of numbness and tingling in arms, legs, hands and fingers is a pinched (compressed) nerve. For various reasons, the increased pressure surrounding the nerve leads to inflammation causing numbness and tingling. Peripheral nerves located outside the spinal cord and brain are prone to compression, although nearly any nerve can suffer compression. To eliminate symptoms of a pinched nerve, your Clermont chiropractor removes pressure on affected nerves with spinal adjustments, mechanical traction, moist heat therapy or exercises to strengthen weakened soft tissues.
Pinched nerves due to swelling of tissues surrounding the nerve may be caused by:
Getting chiropractic treatment at Michaux Family Chiropractic in Clermont for pinched nerves relieves pressure almost immediately. Normal nerve functioning returns quickly as inflammation and swelling of soft tissues diminish. Failing to receive proper care for pinched nerves could result in chronic pain caused by serious and sometimes permanent nerve damage.
In addition to numbness and tingling, you may also experience:
If your Michaux Family chiropractor thinks your numbness and tingling is caused by a pinched nerve, he may order one of several diagnostic tests such as nerve conduction studies, electromyographies (EMGs) magnetic resonance imaging tests (MRIs) and ultrasound. An ultrasound test utilizes sound waves that reflect off internal structures to provide clear images to your chiropractor. Ultrasound is especially helpful for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome, a common pinched nerve condition affecting your wrist, hand and fingers.
Spinal adjustments are effective treatments for relieving compression of pinched nerves within and surrounding the spine. Cryotherapy, moist heat therapy, mechanical traction (spinal decompression therapy) and physical therapy are also nonsurgical, nonpharmaceutical methods of alleviating pinched nerve symptoms and restoring health and functioning to your nervous system.
Schedule an appointment today at Michaux Family Chiropractic in Clermont by calling 352-243-7300.
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