Numbness and Chiropractic

Kennesaw ChiropractorA very common complaint that we hear from patients at Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw is regarding feelings of numbness or tingling. Numbness, which is also called paresthesia, is an altered sensation and loss of feeling. This is caused by abnormal nerve function. The numbness and tingling sensation similar to the feeling of having a foot “fall asleep” is one that most people are familiar with. This same combination of numbness and tingling can occur in any region of the body and may be caused by a wide variety of disorders.

Why does this happen?

Messages in the body travel along a path from the brain down the spinal cord and out through the spinal nerves. These same nerves also carry the feelings of sensation up and down that same pathway to and from the brain. When there is interference in the spinal pathway that is when you notice numbness in various parts of your body.

What is done to treat numbness?

The primary concern of Dr. Todd Supnick, is to remove the interference in your nerve pathways and thus removing nerve irritation.  This is done without using drugs, shots, or surgery. Multiple studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care for nerve irritation and numbness with spinal adjustments. When performed by a chiropractor these spinal pathways are normalized so that the body can relay messages properly through the spine.

With a consultation at our Kennesaw Chiropractic office, we can determine the exact area of numbness or loss of sensation and which nerves are being compressed and irritated.  For example, the nerves in the cervical spine and neck control all the functions and sensations in the neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, hands and fingers. Many times the cause of numbness is a compression of the nerves in the neck from a misalignment. We will assess your spine for misalignments (subluxations) and use chiropractic treatment to begin to realign your spine. This will help alleviate the symptoms of numbness and tingling or loss of sensation. This same assessment and treatment can also be used treat numbness in other lower extremities including hips, knees, ankles, and feet.

If you are suffering from numbness and/or tingling schedule an appointment at our newly opened chiropractic office in Kennesaw at 3531 Cherokee St. where Chiropractor, Dr. Todd Supnick can assess your condition and develop a plan to alleviate the condition and move your body to better overall health.


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