Your Chiropractor Can Help Alleviate the Irritating Symptoms
You may want to believe that that irritating pins-and-needles feeling in your fingertips or toes is just a temporary nuisance more than anything else, but the fact is, your body could be sending you signals of a serious issue. Sure, you may just be in need of a chiropractic adjustment, or (even less concerning) you simply fell asleep in a strange position. But, because recurring numbness and tingling is a symptom of some very serious health issues, its not one that should be ignored.
Make sure to see your chiropractor in Hopkins, and your primary physician, if you are concerned your symptoms may be indicative of the following health issues:
- Diabetic neuropathy – High blood sugar in diabetics is known to damage nerve fibers, leaving the hands and feet of diabetics vulnerable to feelings of numbness that often worsens to become stabbing pain. Other signs of diabetes include digestive, urinary and blood vessel problems.
- Cervical spondylosis – This spinal condition affects the joints and discs in the neck, usually brought on by bouts of dehydration and aging. It is also known as cervical osteoarthritis and can be quite painful and serious.
- Churgg-Strauss Syndrome – Often accompanied by rashes, GI bleeding and hay fever, the numbing and tingling caused by this condition is due to restricted blood flow.
- Essential thrombocythemia – A rare disorder of the blood that is known to cause numbness, tingling, headaches, vision disorders and dizziness. Essential thrombocythemia, most-commonly affecting women aged 50 or older, is considered a somewhat rare but chronic condition that is evident by the over-production of blood platelets.