Far from Your Back: How a Chiropractor Can Help with Foot Numbness
There’s nothing worse than trying to stand up after sitting for an extended period of time to be met with the feeling of pins and needles. This sensation is typically temporary and due to posture. Unfortunately, this is a sensation that many people have to deal with on a long-term basis.
While numbness in the feet can be caused by a wide array of issues, from pregnancy to an infection, most people can agree – getting rid of it is a top priority.
A surprising, yet effective, treatment for foot numbness may lie in the hands of your chiropractor. Keep reading to find out how a chiropractor can help with numb feet.
The Causes of Foot Numbness
Before diving into the way a chiropractor can help with foot numbness, it is a good idea to understand why it occurs.
Some of the most common causes of numbness in the feet include:
- Repetitive microtrauma, including weight lifting
- Spinal misalignment
- Macro-trauma like being tackled in football
- Disc herniation or bulging disc
- Nerve damage (Peripheral Neuropathy)
In order to find out the best method of treatment, the first thing you have to do is figure out the underlying cause of your foot numbness.
The Back-Foot Connection
Believe it or not, your feet and back are connected. In fact, a simple, normal body function, such as coughing or sneezing can result in your feet becoming numb.
The numbness begins when the nerves in your lower back that lead to your feet become compressed due to a condition such as a degeneration or a herniated or bulging disc. This compression can lead to numbness and pain, as well as weakness, a loss of sensation, and tingling pain.
Chiropractic Care and Foot Numbness Treatment
If you have noticed that your feet feel numb, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor. They can use various tests to determine if treatments such as spinal decompression may be beneficial for your condition.
The chiropractor will also analyze your spine for any signs of subluxations or another abnormality. By correcting the subluxations present by using a scheduled care regimen, a chiropractor can help to alleviate the root causes of your tingling and numbness. They can even provide you with advice on how you can avoid this same situation down the road.
Say Goodbye to Foot Numbness for Good
For some people, connecting foot numbness to chiropractic care may seem like a long shot. However, these two things are connected and chiropractic treatment may be the treatment you need to achieve relief.
If you are ready to say goodbye to numb feet, contact Busch Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.
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