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Numbness and Tingling of the hands, arms, legs or feet, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is becoming an all too common condition in the United States.  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders states, that over 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy.  Are you a victim of this relentless disease?  Do you feel like you have exhausted all of your resources? Or are you tired of jumping from one medication to the next?   If your medical doctors has ruled out causes like diabetes or toxicity, then it may be in your best interest to consider a conservative care doctor.

Origins of Neuropathy

In order to effectively treat peripheral neuropathy, we must first find what is causing the symptoms of numbness and tingling.  As a conservative care doctor, it is important to always start at the control center, the nervous system.  The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord.  This system coordinates all functions of the body via electrical signals that travel from the brain, down the spinal cord, and out the nerves to every cell, tissue and organ system in your body.  Due to the profound impact this system will have on an individuals health and well-being, it is the only system in the body completely surrounded by bones.  The brain being protected by the skull, and the spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column.  The first step in analyzing this  system is to make sure the bones are in a healthy structural alignment.

From the front, the spine needs to be nice and straight.  From the side, the spine needs three nice curves.  A curve in the neck, mid-back, and low back.  These curves are critical because they allow our body to absorb the weight and shock it faces on a day to day basis.  When the spine is in this natural position, all the vertebra will line up with one another, and the body will function at an optimal level, free of numbness and tingling.  However, the standard American Lifestyle is not very conducive to protecting this elaborate piece of art.

The average American spends an hour/day on their phone texting, facebooking, tweeting, etc… all while looking down at their phone.  We sit at desk for 8+ hours/day, getting up only to eat.  High speed motor collisions and whiplash injuries are becoming a thing of the norm.  And the trend of beating one another up through mixed martial arts has taken the world by fire.  I think you can see where I am going with this.

Pins and Needles

Pins and Needles

If you are suffering from re-occuring numbness and tingling in your arms or legs, don’t give up quite yet.  There are many safe natural solutions to peripheral neuropathy.  At Abundant Life Chiropractic, in Chanhassen MN, their doctors specialize in spinal injuries resulting in the burning, pins and needle-like symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

What do I do if I am suffering from re-occuring numbness and tingling?

The first thing you need to decide is if you want to chance traditional treatments of drugs and surgery, or take a safe conservative approach.  You also need to decide if you want a long lasting correction and not just a short term temporary fix.  Generally medications work well at combating the symptoms (if they do not produce 8-10 other symptoms as side effects), however, they only offer a short term bandage of the symptoms.

If you are a person who doesn’t enjoy putting your health at risk, then neurological-based chiropractic care may be for you.  Chanhassen Chiropractic, is the home of neurological-based Dr. Ben Knight.  Dr. Knight specializes in precision instrument adjusting and a spinal motion X-ray analysis.

There are many safe and natural remedies to combating peripheral neuropathy.  Remedies ranging from essential oils, Vitamin B treatment, Laser treatment and more.  The best step you can start with is to first check the control system.  See if your spinal column and nervous system is maintaining structural integrity, or if it is being compromised.  To start with an initial consultation and examination contact us here, or call 952.300.8338.

The greatest investment we can make is in your health.  Chiropractic Care in Chanhassen, is known for it’s small premiums and large dividends.  Call today to reclaim your health!