What Is the Root Cause of Numbness and Tingling?

As a chiropractor for sciatica and leg pain near Redwood City, CA, I’ve been looking at the leading causes of numbness and tingling among my patients. Of course, we know that these symptoms are signals stating that something is wrong in the body. The root cause, however, is often not identified right away. 

Why Tingling and Numbness May Occur

There are several reasons why tingling and numbness may occur:

  • Vitamin Deficiencies: Vitamin B1, B6, B12, E, and niacin are responsible for nerve function. A deficiency of any of these vitamins may result in that tingling sensation. 
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes: A compressed nerve like what happens in carpal tunnel syndromes may also result in tingling or numbness. Similar conditions include radial nerve palsy, ulnar nerve palsy, and peroneal nerve palsy.
  • Systematic disease: Certain diseases attack specific organs in the body. And once the entire system gets affected, inflammation, chronic pain, and connective tissue problems may also arise. Usually, the vital organs susceptible to damage are the liver and kidney. 
  • Diabetes: 3 out of 10 cases of neuropathy of the hands and feet are related to diabetes. The tingling sensation may begin in the hands and feet until it works its way up the legs and arms. 

Natural Relief for Tingling and Numbness

Another reason for tingling and numbness is a misalignment of the uppermost bones in the neck known as the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones are responsible for protecting the brainstem from damage. 

Once a misalignment happens, the brainstem experiences pressure that it should not have. This undue pressure then causes numbness and tingling throughout the body. 

But this is a problem that upper cervical chiropractic care can fix. Here at Advanced Spinal Care, I use gentle and precise techniques to bring these bones back to alignment and stop the tingling or numb sensation. To those in search of a chiropractor for sciatica and leg pain near Redwood City, you may call me at (650) 595-0500 or fill out my online contact form. 

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