Pins and Needles or NumbnessNumbness is characterised by an area of the body that has lost sensation. There are a number of causes of numbness but all are related to the nervous system.  When the nerve signals in that area are not getting the messages back to the brain numbness can be the result. Pins and needles are the precursor to numbness, where you feel a tingling in that area. Some conditions that cause numbness are very serious and not in the scope of chiropractic, such as medical conditions like multiple sclerosis or Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy). These conditions are extremely rare. Other causes can be diabetes or even cutting off blood supply to an area such as leaning on an area for an extended period of time.

The causes of numbness that relate to chiropractic are where there is pressure on the nervous system due to poor posture and aberrant biomechanics in the spine known as a subluxation. As chiropractors we work to correct these and restore nerve flow to these areas. Unfortunately if this is not done, then it can become a serious problem and if left alone can lead to permanent damage and loss of motor control.

Chiropractic Care

  • Disc Injury

    Disc injuries relate to the intervertebral disc between the vertebrae in the spine. There are a total of 24 vertebrae in a normal human spine. The most common areas for disc injuries to occur are in the lumbar spine

  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is the most common pain experienced. Up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain in their lives at one time or another…

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be a serious condition and in rare cases can require surgery…

  • Arthritis and Joint Problems

    Arthritis is a condition which results in degeneration of the joints. There are a number of types of arthritis….

  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain, after lower back pain is probably the next most common problem with the spine…

  • Shoulder Pain, Arm Pain, Wrist and hands (Carpal Tunnel)

    The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and for good reason. It allows us the mobility to achieve our everyday tasks…

  • Headaches and Migraines

    Headaches are multifactorial, meaning there are many causes. Chiropractic can help with headaches that are caused from…

  • Pins and Needles, and Numbness

    Numbness is characterised by an area of the body that has lost sensation….

  • Chiropractic For Children

    It is important to maintain children’s spines as they grow and develop. From the day a baby is born there is stress on the spine….

  • Pregnancy

    Chiropractic Care can be quite helpful during all stages of pregnancy.

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