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Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your hands, feet, arms, or legs. Numbness and tingling are frequently caused by nerve impingement of the spinal nerves as the exit between the vertebrae. Nerves that travel to the arms, hands, legs and feet, originate from the spinal cord in the neck and lower back. If the bones of the spine are subluxed or misaligned, they create pressure on the nerves that supply those areas.
When the pressure is removed, the numbness and tingling usually subsides. If the subluxation (misalignment) is not removed, the numbness and tingling may persist, and it may become worse. It is even possible for symptoms to progress to muscle weakness and pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help remove these nerve impingements and eliminate numbness and tingling!
There are many possible causes for numbness. Some common causes treated by a chiropractor are:
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