If you are experiencing numbness and tingling, especially in your extremities, it could be the sign of a serious condition. Of course, it may also be a less urgent matter, which is why it is good to get checked out. Knowing the symptoms are no big deal can give you peace of mind.
What conditions are associated with numbness and tingling? Here is a list of several possibilities.
- Diabetic Neuropathy – This is one of the more common causes, especially if the numbness and tingling start in the feet and work their way up the legs. High blood sugar levels can damage nerve fibers. Other early symptoms can include digestive problems, urinary issues, and blood vessel problems.
- Churgg-Strauss Syndrome – In this case, the symptoms are caused by restricted blood flow. Other signs of this condition are rashes, hay fever, GI bleeding, and hay fever.
- Cervical Spondylosis – This is a spinal issue that results from aging or can prematurely occur due to dehydration. Osteoarthritis and bones spurs are other conditions that commonly occur along with cervical spondylosis.
- Essential Thrombocythemia – This a rare and chronic disorder of the blood. Platelets are overproduced resulting in complications. This condition most commonly affects women aged 50 or older. Headaches, vision problems, and lightheadedness are additional symptoms.
How an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Can Help
Rather than ignoring the symptoms, having an examination performed by an upper cervical chiropractor is a good way to ensure there is not an underlying misalignment in the upper neck that is causing the problem. If so, a gentle and specific adjustment may be all that you need to start on the road to recovery.
At Synergy Chiropractic, we use the Atlas Orthogonal method of upper cervical chiropractic care to diagnose and correct misalignments in this vital part of the spine. Many patients see results after just one adjustment.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.