If you’re reading this, chances are, you’ve suffered from a numbness or tingling pain in your back. This pins and needles feeling not only makes standing and sitting uncomfortable and painful but could be a symptom of a spinal disc problem.
Causes of Numbness and Tingling in the Back?
Tingling, numbness or a “pins and needles” sensation in the skin is known as “paresthesia.” Most people have actually experienced a minor form of paresthesia. Have your legs ever “fallen asleep” while sitting with your legs crossed for too long? That “asleep” feeling is an acute form of paresthesia. In most cases, the “pins and needles” feeling stops as soon as you relieve the pressure and get blood flowing back in the area. On the other hand, while many types of paresthesia are completely harmless, it can sometimes lead to more serious issues.
Numbness or tingling sensations in the lower back are usually a sign that pressure is being put on your nerves. Some of the more common conditions associated with numbness and tingling in the back include:
- Degenerative Disc Disease – wear and tear on the spinal discs
- Herniated Disc – a rupture in the spinal disc causing the interior of the disc to push through the exterior, putting pressure on nearby nerves
- Sciatica – occurs when the sciatic nerve is damaged or compressed
How to Treat a Numbness or Tingling in the Back
Numbness or tingling in your lower back can be uncomfortable, but it could also lead to more serious issues if left untreated. Many serious back problems can be avoided by diagnosing the problem early – so don’t put off treatment.
Dr. Jason Davis of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages® community has treated many patients suffering from numbness and tingling in the back with the DRS Protocol. The DRS Protocol treatment for back and neck pain is a completely safe, non-invasive treatment for many of the conditions that cause numbness or tingling in the back.
Don’t put off treatment of your numbness and tingling. Contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121. It may help you avoid surgery and relieve your back pain.