Numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs and feet are often the result of improper nerve flow to those areas resulting from pinched nerves caused by spinal misalignments, or subluxations .
When a nerve exits the spine, it can become pressed between two bones or compressed by an unhealthy disc. This pressure, or pinching, can result in numbness and tingling to parts of the body that are fed by those nerves. Nerve irritation in the neck may lead to symptoms in the shoulders, arms or hands. Similar problems in the low back can cause numbness and tingling down the legs and into the feet.
The diagram to the right demonstrates the diminished nerve flow as the nerve is being pinched .
Chiropractic adjustments can remove the pressure and irritation from those nerves, thus restoring proper nerve flow and alleviating the symptoms of
numbness and tingling, as well as any associated pain.