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January 21, 2019 Numb Feet

For your entire life, you’ve felt the sensation of pins and needles after an arm or leg has “fallen asleep.” This happens after a temporary loss of circulation due to sitting or sleeping in the wrong position. However, if you start experiencing numb and tingling feet or hands for no apparent reason, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a more serious issue. You’ll need to get to the root of the problem so you can seek the right treatment.

To help you out, we’re going over some common causes of numbness and tingling in the feet. This will give you a better understanding of your condition and what action you need to take.

Neuropathy

Over 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from some type of neuropathy. Also called peripheral neuropathy, this nerve condition results from a number of things including diabetes, an injury, chemotherapy, or medication.

Your peripheral nerves send sensory messages to your central nervous system. These signals get carried to the appropriate parts of your body. Neuropathy occurs when there’s a disruption in these signals. This effects sensation and can cause numbness and tingling.

In addition to numbness and tingling in the feet or hands, other symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • extreme sensitivity to touch
  • burning pain in feet, legs, or hands
  • excessively cold feet and/or hands
  • cramping of feet or legs
  • restless leg syndrome
  • loss of balance or coordination
  • loss of sleep due to pain
  • weakness in arms or legs

A qualified chiropractor can provide treatment solutions so you can avoid surgery or prescription medication.

A Pinched Nerve

When a nerve has too much pressure on it from surrounding muscles, bones, or tissue, it can’t function properly. This is referred to as a pinched nerve. In addition to pain, a pinched nerve in your back may cause numbness and tingling in your feet. It may also affect the range of motion you have in certain parts of your body.

Chiropractic is a good way to relieve the inflammation that’s placing pressure on the nerve. A chiropractor can also realign your neck and spine to take tension off the nerve.

Bad Posture

A very common cause of foot numbness and tingling is bad posture. If you sit at a computer for much of the day, this is more likely to happen. Bad posture puts unwanted pressure on the nerves in your back. It also restricts blow flow to your legs and feet.

The numbness and tingling may go away once your stand up and stretch. However, if you consistently slouch, the problem could increase in frequency and duration.

Lower Back Problems

If you suffer from lower back issues, there’s a chance you may start to experience pins and needles in your feet. This could result from a herniated or bulging disc, misalignment of your neck and back, or spinal stenosis.

In many cases, sciatica could be the culprit. This is because the sciatic nerve runs from your lower back to your legs. Once this nerve gets irritated, you’ll likely feel the effects in your lower extremities.

A chiropractor will need to diagnose the issue and form a treatment plan.

Stop Numb and Tingling Feet

The body is a unified system. A problem in one area can have an adverse effect in a completely different area. If you suffer from numb or tingling feet, consult a chiropractor to help you get to the root of the problem. We provide a wide range of chiropractic services in The Villages® community, Ocala, Lady Lake, and surrounding areas. Contact us to today schedule an appointment to get to treat the cause of numb or tingling feet.


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August 29, 2018 Numb Feet

Do you experience numb feet or painful legs? Numbness in feet may be a progressive condition. If it’s detected early enough, your doctor has a better chance of treating it. If you wait too long for treatment, it can lead to weakness, tissue damage, loss of muscle control, dangerous trips and falls, and possible amputation.

In this article, we’ll cover what causes numbness in feet and what you can do about it. Read on to learn more.

What Causes Numb Feet?

Foot numbness is a result of communication problems in one’s nervous system. Here’s how a healthy nervous system is supposed to work.

Sensory nerves are stimulated by things like pressure or temperature. They send this information to the brain and the brain sends the appropriate response back to the nerve. When the nerves are damaged or otherwise unresponsive, this messaging system doesn’t function correctly. When unresponsive nerves are stimulated, the brain doesn’t get the message. So stimuli such as temperature or pressure won’t be felt and the area will feel numb.

There are two major causes for this: decreased blood supply and nerve damage. We’ll take a look at these causes and their treatments below.

Decreased Blood Flow

Problems with blood circulation can prevent nerves from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. The nerves become unresponsive, causing numbness.

There are a number of circulatory health conditions that can lead to numbness in feet including:

Peripheral artery disease – a condition where blood vessels are narrowed by an unhealthy buildup of arterial plaque. If your foot numbness gets worse or starts burning or aching when you exercise, it may be from peripheral artery disease.

Atherosclerosis – an accumulation of white blood cells that thickens arterial walls. If the numbness only affects one foot or leg, it may be a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).

Frostbite – exposure to extreme cold causes blood vessels to constrict. Raynaud’s disease also causes blood vessels to constrict.

All of these can reduce your nerves’ ability to function, causing foot numbness.

Nerve Damage

If it’s not a circulatory problem causing your numbness, it could be nerve damage. A damaged nerve either doesn’t respond to stimuli or doesn’t send the message to the brain. Some common causes of peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nervous system) that can result in foot numbness include:

Foot numbness can also be caused by problems in your spine, including a herniated disc, multiple sclerosis or spinal stenosis. If any of these seem a likely cause of your foot numbness, mention it to your doctor.

Treatment for Numb Feet

The bottom line concerning numb feet is you need to seek attention before it gets worse. And, since nerve damage can be permanent, early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in the relief you receive.

If you suffer from numb feet, contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages community(R) today to learn more about our drug-free treatments for neuropathy and herniated discs both of which can cause numb feet.



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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

In order to understand Peripheral Neuropathy, we must first look to its name. Peripheral – in this case refers to “beyond the brain.” Neuropathy – meaning a disease having to do with nerve damage. Peripheral Neuropathy refers to the disease in which nerves that run to the brain and spinal cord from the rest of the body are damaged or ineffective. Over 20 million people in the United States suffer from this nerve-debilitating disease. Because of this, it is important to focus on the symptoms and treatment options that are available for Neuropathy patients.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Because of the damaged nerves, it is common for someone who suffers from Neuropathy to experience numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the hands or feet. Damaged nerve pathways can cause feet to go numb making it difficult to walk, resulting in falls.. Other common symptoms of Neuropathy may include:

  • burning/tingling sensation in hands or feet
  • loss of balance or coordination
  • restless Leg Syndrome
  • extreme sensitivity to touch

If left untreated, Peripheral Neuropathy can worsen over time, and in some extreme cases, the only option is amputation. It is estimated that each year, over 86,000 patients must undergo amputations caused by uncontrolled Neuropathy.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t leave it untreated any longer! Early detection and treatment can make all the difference in the world. There is no reason to put off seeking help for this very serious, nerve-debilitating disease.

Causes of Neuropathy

There are a number of causes of Neuropathy including chemotherapy, alcoholism, spinal stenosis, prescription drugs, war toxins, herniated discs and more. Neuropathy results in lack of blood and oxygen levels in the hands and feet. In order to fight this disease, The Villages Chiropractor, Dr. Jason Davis of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, has developed a way to naturally increase the levels of nitric oxide in the blood stream, which increases blood flow and circulation in the body, naturally relieving the pain and symptoms of Neuropathy, without the use of harmful painkillers.

Neuropathy Treatment in The Villages, Florida

Don’t put off treatment any longer, contact Dr. Jason Davis today at (352) 430-2121, or attend one of our FREE neuropathy treatment seminars to learn more about the Drug-Free Neuropathy Treatment Protocol offered exclusively at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL.



What Role Does Nitric Oxide play in Neuropathy Treatment?

Nitric Oxide for Neuropathy Treatment Nitric Oxide is a gas containing nitrogen and oxygen which is produced naturally by the cells in your body and tells every cell in your body how to operate normally. One of the main functions of nitric oxide is to increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels.

Low Levels of Nitric Oxide Can Contribute to Neuropathy

Due in part to age, lifestyle, and diet factors, most adults don’t produce enough nitric oxide. People with diabetes have low levels of nitric oxide which can lead to constriction of the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the nerves, contributing to nerve damage and neuropathy.

Neuropathy Treatment in The Villages, FL

The Drug-Free Neuropathy Treatment Protocol used by The Villages Chiropractor, Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, increases the levels of nitric oxide in the body which opens arteries and increases blood flow to the nerves which improves neuropathy symptoms.

Increased blood flow to the nerves can:

  • Increase Circulation
  • Restore Sensation
  • Heal Wounds Faster
  • Decrease Pain
  • Improve Neuropathy Symptoms

If you suffer with pain, numbness, and tingling in your legs and feet caused by Peripheral Neuropathy, visit Dr. Jason Davis at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL to find out more about their neuropathy treatment program which has helped patients get back to a normal, pain-free life.



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Mr. Bowman Found Relief from Neuropathy Pain

Before coming to Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, Florida, for Neuropathy treatment, Mr. Bowman suffered with Neuropathy pain for years. His feet were numb and he had tingling and sharp pains down his legs.

“Today I feel real good. When I first started I couldn’t feel anything at the bottom of my feet. I couldn’t feel the carpet. Now, I can walk on my Berber carpet at home and if there are any crumbs, I can feel those and find them, where as before I couldn’t feel them. As far as my legs go, it felt like thousands of needles jabbing them. Now, that is gone. I feel a little unbalanced walking, but otherwise I feel 100% better than I did when I came in here. I’m glad you could do something for me.”

 

Neuropathy Treatment at Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages

If you, or someone you know is suffering from the pain and numbness of peripheral neuropathy, contact Dr. Jason Davis at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today. Our successful neuropathy treatment has helped patients regain their life without harmful medications, amputations, or surgery!


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