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Problems with Numbness and Tingling? Chiropractic Care Can Help!

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

man massaging hand that is tingling with numbness

Numbness and tingling of the arms or legs can usually be described as feeling like a pins and needles sensation. This uncomfortable feeling can happen in short bursts or may last for longer periods of time. Most of the time, numbness and tingling is not a sign of a serious health condition, but it can be extremely annoying and frustrating to deal with on a regular basis. If you have had enough of this aggravating sensation, seek relief from a Franklin chiropractor.

Why Do I Have Numbness and Tingling?

There are several factors that may lead to feeling a tingling or numbing sensation. Sometimes, it’s just because of something simple such as sitting in one spot for too long, holding your arms up to style your hair for an extended length of time, or sleeping in the wrong position. Other times, it’s a health condition that needs to be addressed. Pinched nerves are a very common reason for experiencing numbness and tingling. A pinched nerve occurs when pressure from the spinal cord presses on a nerve. This can also restrict blood flow, causing the uncomfortable pins and needles feeling of numbness or tingling. Other conditions that can cause numbness and tingling are health problems such as migraines, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, strokes, or seizures.

Chiropractic Care Gets to the Root of the Issue

Nerve function plays an important role in how the body functions. When nerve function is disrupted, it can cause chaos within the body. Nerve interference is often the root cause of numbness and tingling as well. Spinal misalignments disrupt nerve communication and can also block blood flow. In order to correct the problem, spinal alignment must be restored. Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman can perform gentle and safe adjustments to remove spinal misalignments that are causing problems within the body. Once proper alignment is restored, blood flow returns and the central nervous system can function optimally, correcting the numbness and tingling feeling once and for all. Improved spinal health not only alleviates numbness and tingling, but it can also help with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or migraines, to improve overall health and wellness.

Case Studies Support Chiropractic Care

Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective method for alleviating the feeling of numbness and tingling. Case studies support chiropractic care. One specific case study was conducted with 162 participants who suffered from radiculopathy, a type of nerve pain that is associated with numbness and tingling. This study showed that after only 9 visits to a chiropractor, 85% of the participants found relief from their nerve pain. Another case study looked at a 24-year-old female who had suffered from paresthesia, a pins and needles sensation, for over 2 years that was so bad that it disrupted her sleep. She sought chiropractic care and reported being symptom-free after just one week.

There’s hope for relief from the annoying pins and needles sensation with chiropractic care from Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic. Call today and schedule an appointment to get to the root cause and experience relief. We have an office in Franklin,TN and Murfreesboro, TN.


Bova, J., & Sergent, A. (2014). Chiropractic Management of a 24-Year-Old Woman With Idiopathic, Intermittent Right-Sided Hemiparesthesia. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 13(4), 282–286.

Christensen, K. D., & Buswell, K. (2008). Chiropractic outcomes managing radiculopathy in a hospital setting: a retrospective review of 162 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 7(3), 115–125.

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