Cause Of Numbness & Tingling
You should never ignore widespread tingling or numbness in the body. These are pretty strong indicators that something is wrong. While you may be able to handle the numbness or tingling now, it is important to find the underlying cause and get it taken care of.
Here are some possible causes that can cause widespread numbness and tingling throughout the body: Diabetes, Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, Vitamin Deficiencies, and Systematic Disease. Of course there are others as well but this gives as you an idea of what can cause these symptoms. It’s obviously not something you want to ignore.
Nerves of the Spine
The spinal cord runs down the length of the spine. Nerves exit through essentially every spinal bone throughout the spinal column. Compression of any of these spinal nerves through misalignment or dysfunction of spinal joint and you will most likely feel it. Numbness and tingling is common and often loss of muscle strength will follow if not corrected.
Regardless of where you are experiencing the numbness and tingling, an upper cervical chiropractor can get to the primary cause of nerve problems in the body. For many, tingling and other symptoms result from a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This puts undue pressure on the brain-stem. The entire body is affected as a result.
Dr. Brandon Tanner operates an upper cervical chiropractic practice in Greenville, SC. At Dr. Tanner’s Office, you can have misalignments of the upper cervical spine diagnosed and corrected. Make an appointment today to learn more about how upper cervical care can help relieve numbness and tingling.