Another distressing symptom of being involved in an automobile accident is experiencing numbness in your arms and legs. While there could be serious neurological causes of numbness, if the symptoms start immediately after an auto accident, chances are you may have suffered a spinal cord or neck injury that requires a program of chiropractic care. In addition to numbness, a person can also experience a tingling feeling in the fingers or hands, legs or feet. Imagine when one sits too long in one spot and gets the feeling of having a leg “fall asleep” as we call it. Imagine that feeling lasting for days on end. Numbness and tingling can be nearly as debilitating as paralysis or a more severe neurological disorder and should be treated with the utmost seriousness. Numbness and tingling are symptoms that are also associated with the early stages of MS, Parkinson’s disease, and permanent nerve damage.
Don’t panic however as most numbness and tingling that start just after an automobile accident can be effectively treated with a personalized program of chiropractic care. A Chiropractor in Arlington Tx can prepare a plan to work with your existing doctors to design an overall approach to treating your numbness. We can speak with your other trusted health care professionals to get a handle on what they think is the problem and to tell us the plan of treatment they have prescribed for you. We’ll coordinate a program of chiropractic care with all of your health care professionals, reviewing your x-rays and examining your recent medical records.
Our goal is to pinpoint with certainty the area in your neck or spine that is most likely to be causing your numbness and tingling and treat the area accordingly. Realigning your spine in that area and giving the nerves and tendons the space needed to strengthen and rejuvenate could be helpful in eliminating numbness and tingling without having to resort to harmful medications or drastic surgery.