Numbness

Numbness and Tingling

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but they are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs. Numbness or tingling is an early warning sign from the body that something is wrong.

 

There are many possible causes of numbness and tingling, including:

  • Extended sitting or standing.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Pressure on the spinal cord from a herniated disc.
  • Shingles or other infections.
  • Decreased blood supply.
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiency.

 

Medically it can be caused by conditions such as:

 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Diabetes.
  • MS.
  • Stroke.
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA, aka mini-stroke).
  • Thyroid disease.
  • Raynaud’s syndrome

 

But, the most common cause of numbness and tingling is pressure on the nerves caused by body imbalance. The brain controls everything through nerves. All nerves leave the brain through the spinal cord. In the neck area, they leave the spine to go to the shoulders, arms, and hands. In the middle back, they leave the spine to go to the organs. In the low back, they leave the spine to go to the hips, legs, and feet.

 

All of these nerves have two functions – they feel things (sensory) and send that information to the brain, then they take orders from the brain and transmit those orders to body parts (motor control). When a sensory nerve is injured, it loses some of its function, and it presents a damaged signal to the brain, which ends up feeling like tingling or numbness.

 

In most cases, tingling and numbness is caused by abnormal pressure on the nerves, which is caused by an imbalance in the spine. If the spine is out of position, it presses on the nerves causing sensory issues (numbness and tingling).

 

The sensory nerve is damaged by an unbalanced spine and it sends wrong information to the brain, and the brain can’t send a signal to the muscles to fix the problem as the communication between the brain and the nerves is compromised.

 

At Atlas Clinics, we look at the top bone of the spine, called the atlas. The atlas is like the top brick in a doorway that holds all the other bricks in position. When the atlas is out of position, the bones of the spine, or vertebrae, that are underneath it, tend to go out of position, which can ‘pinch’ nerves.

 

The atlas also houses and protects the blood supply to the brain and the central part of the spinal cord, where all nerve signals to the body, sensory or motor, go through.

 

If the atlas is out of position, it causes an imbalance in the spine below it, trouble with blood flow to the brain, and blockage of the nerve signals passing through it.

 

Atlas Clinic treatment calls for consultation and examination to determine if the atlas is out of position. If it is, specialized X-ray studies are taken, and the information is inputed to spinal engineering software. This tells us how far out of position the atlas is and what we need to do to move it back into place.

 

We then perform a painless sound-wave-based treatment using the mathematical engineering coordinates to ensure that the atlas has been returned to its proper position and healing can begin.

 

If you or anyone you know is experiencing tingling and numbness, give Atlas Clinics a call today to set up an evaluation. We can help relieve the symptoms and prevent further damage to your nerves.