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Numbness and Tingling in Thunder Bay

numb handNumbness and tingling in the arms, legs, and feet can be more than just a temporary annoyance. While a foot falling asleep is common, sensations like burning or prickling may indicate a need to see a chiropractor. Persistent or worsening numbness and tingling, particularly if accompanied by neck or back pain, can often be traced back to issues in the spine.
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What Are the Causes?

Numbness and tingling can occur anywhere in the body, often due to a pinched nerve in the neck or back. When nerves are compressed, it can lead to sensations that radiate down the arms or legs. For example, numbness in the shoulders, upper back, or arms typically results from nerve pressure in the neck. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the spine, relieving this pressure and alleviating symptoms.

Red Flags to Watch Out For

While occasional numbness is normal, certain symptoms indicate a more serious issue. Loss of power in the arm, grip strength issues, or difficulty with fine motor skills like turning a door handle suggest that the numbness might be more than a minor problem. These signs warrant a visit to a chiropractor for a thorough evaluation.

The Role of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can provide both immediate and long-term relief from numbness and tingling. Most people seek chiropractic care during flare-ups, but ongoing maintenance can prevent these issues from recurring. Regular adjustments are like greasing a rusty hinge, helping to keep the spine aligned and reducing nerve pressure. Many patients report their symptoms becoming less frequent or disappearing with continuous care.

Our office uses X-rays to examine spinal degeneration and the foramina (the openings where nerves exit the spine). This imaging helps determine whether spinal issues contribute to extremity symptoms.

Take the First Step Toward Relief

If you experience persistent numbness and tingling, don’t wait for the symptoms to worsen. Schedule a consultation with Santin Chiropractic today to start your journey toward relief and long-term health.


Numbness and Tingling Thunder Bay, ON | (807) 344 4606