Numbness & Tingling in Your Back
Back pain can be the result of acute injury during a sporting activity – or you may get out of bed wrong and feel instant pain. Numbness and tingling in your back may be a chronic problem, or it might have just recently happened. Many conditions that cause back pain can also be the cause of numbness and tingling.
Causes of numbness and tingling
It may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of back numbness and/or tingling. Since there can be many reasons why people experience this annoying and troublesome condition, it’s important to identify the cause.
Pressure on a nerve or nerves of the spine
Pressure on your peripheral nerves
Prolonged standing or sitting in the same position
Your body’s way of communicating that there is an unwanted pressure being placed on a nerve is by presenting with numbness and/or tingling of the back. The input from the nerve to the brain is reduced when a nerve becomes impinged and thus you may experience numbness and tingling.
Numbness and tingling should be addressed immediately. A long-lasting or severe impingement can result in nerve damage and even numbness that is permanent. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid this type of permanent nerve injury.
Amazing road-map of nerves
When you look at the body’s intricate map of nerves, it is no wonder that they can become impinged or have pressure placed on them. The spine houses and protects the bundle of 31 pairs of nerves that connect to our brain.
If a bone is out of place causing a nerve impingement or compression – it is called subluxation. Your Amarillo chiropractor is able to adjust these subluxations in order to relieve the pressure on the nerve. Spinal nerves control each area of our body. In order for your nervous system to function properly, it must be free of interference that may be caused by subluxations.
When subluxation and nerve impingement occurs, you may feel numbness and tingling in your back, arms or legs. The miraculous thing about our body is its ability to heal. When you receive an adjustment from your Amarillo chiropractor, the pressure that was impinging the nerve or nerves causing numbness and tingling in your back is relieved.
Chiropractors understand how bones, muscles and nerves work together in order for our bodies to move and allow us to participate in our many daily activities. Chiropractic care is focused on the body’s central nervous system and how it affects our general health. Chiropractors are trained to correct subluxations by using gentle, safe and specific adjustments.
Chiropractic care does not mask your pain, numbness or tingling. It treats the underlying condition that is causing the problem and restores spinal integrity. Your Amarillo chiropractor can give you a spinal assessment that will enable you to be treated as a unique person and not just a condition.