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Experiencing frequent numbness and tingling in your body can be disruptive to your sense of well-being at best and indicative of a much more serious underlying condition at worst. It is always important to your health to have these symptoms evaluated.

Unfortunately, many primary care providers can dismiss these sensations, especially if they remain resolved and the patient states that they aren’t impactful to their life.

Make no mistake: any nerve sensations you feel mean that your body is essentially telling you that something is wrong. At Optimum Health Rehab, we take all our patients’ symptoms seriously, and we work hard to diagnose and then address their underlying causes.

If you have been dealing with numbness and tingling, either from an unknown cause or a previously diagnosed condition, we will work hard with you one-on-one in order to provide you with the most beneficial treatments possible.

Whether you have a known chronic condition where numbness and tingling are a known side effect, or these sensations came completely out of the blue, we are here to help. Find out how our teams of care specialists can collaborate with you and your primary care providers in order to eliminate or reduce your feelings of tingling and numbness once and for all.

Reach out to us at (678) 335-4865 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and initial exam and find out why we are one of the most highly rated care teams in Marietta and throughout Georgia.

Options Provided by Our Marietta Numbness/ Tingling Treatment Services

Optimum Health Rehab provides a wide range of effective solutions that can address your symptoms of numbness and tingling.

Foremost, we will carefully review your medical history along with your reported symptoms. We may perform imaging with X-rays and MRI in order to fully understand where your nerve problems may be originating.

A wide range of neurological tests are also available, including nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing, functional testing, and electromyography (EMG) tests.

In cases where an undiagnosed chronic condition is suspected, such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis (MS), we may refer you to a specialist care provider for a complete diagnosis. We can then coordinate between your primary care teams to provide specialized treatments that are effective at reducing numbness/tingling sensations while addressing common underlying triggers.

Once we understand your condition better, we can help you formulate a plan for comprehensive treatment, targeting the root of your symptoms. You can benefit from a wide range of our treatment options, including:

What Causes Numbness and Tingling?

Numbness is the absence of nerve signals when they are expected. Tingling (paresthesia) is the presence of hard-to-decipher nerve signals when they are not expected.

Both involve malfunctions of the nerve conduit system of the body, where nerve pathways aren’t functioning normally for some reason or another.

Both numbness and tingling stem from dysfunctions of the central nervous system (CNS) and its peripheral networks of nerves connecting to every part of the body. Most often, tingling and numbness tend to be felt in the extremities, including fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms, or legs.

These symptoms commonly emerge when the nerve tissues are either directly damaged or when they have otherwise had their ability to function normally indirectly affected, such as in cases of chronic inflammation or nerve entrapment.

Some common causes of numbness and tingling include:

  • Nerve entrapment, atrophy, or inflammation of surrounding tissues
  • Injury or damage directly to the nerve tissues
  • Impedance from another type of injury or bodily condition, such as a herniated disc
  • Certain infections, including shingles, herpes simplex, leprosy, or syphilis
  • Nutrient imbalances
  • Side effects from certain medicines and substances
  • Radiation therapy side effects
  • Certain venoms and toxins from insects, snakes, etc
  • Autoimmune and congenital conditions that affect the CNS
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Diabetes and other chronic conditions

Nerve Entrapment

Nerve entrapment occurs when certain positions, repetitive actions, or bodily conditions cause the body to put pressure on a nerve. The pressure can come from inflammation, such as in cases of repetitive stress or overexertion, or it can come from direct and sustained force combined with a lack of blood flow, such as the “foot falling asleep” feeling that can happen after sitting too long.

Everyone will experience nerve entrapment at some point during the course of their routine. It most often indicates a need to change positions more often or to take a break from activities in order to move around and restore blood flow.

Nerve entrapment that happens too often, however, can lead to more concerning conditions that should be investigated and addressed by a medical care team.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common form of nerve entrapment, which can trigger tingling and numbness in the hand and fingers, as well as excruciating pain. Ulnar nerve entrapment can occur if pressure is placed on the elbow, shoulder, or tricep too often.

Left untreated, these conditions could even result in the death of the nerve and, potentially, other tissues.

Fortunately, nerve entrapment can often be addressed through methods to restore blood flow, exercise the affected part of the body, reduce pressure, and address inflammation. Physical therapy combined with ergonomic and posture counseling can help address cases where the entrapment is the result of sedentary positions or repetitive stress.

Chiropractic adjustment can also help.

Patients who have more serious conditions or where nerve entrapment results from an injury or chronic condition can greatly benefit from continued physical therapy as well as dietary changes and other recommendations.

Injury and Herniated Discs

Many secondary symptoms post-accident or post-injury tend to get glossed over by typical care teams. Optimum Health Rehab makes a concerted effort to investigate and address all of your symptoms fully.

We can help manage your injury recovery while diagnosing latent injuries to the neck, spine, and joints. We can then develop a comprehensive care plan to address pain and neuropathy.

Infections, Bites, Toxins, Side Effects

If your nerve symptoms persist or if they seem to be unrelated to issues like blood flow or a previously diagnosed condition, it is important not to ignore them.

The National Institutes of Health recommends that you see a doctor any time you have the following symptoms:

  • Weakness or an inability to move extremities
  • Dizziness, seizures, or muscle spasms
  • Numbness and tingling immediately after a new, untreated injury
  • Loss of consciousness, bladder control, or ability to speak
  • Increases in urination (could indicate diabetes or metabolic disease)
  • Numbness and tingling that worsens during or after physical activity
  • An appearance of new rashes, bites, or discolorations of the skin

The above symptoms can indicate that your numbness and tingling could be related to a neurotoxin, degenerative nerve condition, heavy metal poisoning, or chronic disease.

Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Other Auto-Immune Conditions

Patients with certain chronic conditions will face the risk of degenerating nerves, called “peripheral neuropathy.”

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of this type of nerve damage, affecting a third to one-half of people with type I or type II diabetes. High levels of blood glucose, in combination with oxidative stress and other blood serum imbalances, can cause nerve tissues to gradually become damaged.

In extreme situations, the nerves may die, followed by the surrounding tissue itself, if blood sugar levels and other concerns are not addressed. It is critical to work closely with an endocrinologist and nutritionist when you have diabetes while also incorporating regular exercise into your routine.

Other conditions may also result in nerve damage, sometimes unavoidably and irreversibly. Multiple sclerosis, for example, involves the body’s own immune system attacking the protective myelin sheaths around nerves. AIDS, leprosy, shingles, herpes simplex, syphilis, and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome are other conditions that can inflict this type of nerve damage, either permanently or temporarily.

Sufferers of chronic neurological symptoms should always go to a doctor for a full evaluation. Optimum Health Rehab can aid with tracking your symptoms, creating a customized care plan to slow or stop nerve degeneration, and developing a regular care routine in order to minimize symptoms while improving strength, flexibility, inflammation, and other qualities that can reduce your condition’s impact on your life.

Poor Nutrition

Tingling and numbness can be triggered by an excess of certain nutrients, including calcium, potassium, and sodium. It can also indicate a deficiency of other nutrients, including B12, folic acid, B1, and B6.

Optimum Health Rehab can help you track your dietary intake and then recommend improvements, including the incorporation of certain foods and supplements. We can also help you create a personalized weight loss plan in order to reduce the impacts of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and other conditions that can be caused or worsened by nutritional and hormone imbalances.

Come See Our Marietta Numbness/ Tingling Treatment Specialists

As you can see above, there are many different reasons you may be experiencing tingling and numbness in your everyday life. Our goal at Optimum Health Rehab is to get to the bottom of why it’s happening and then to create a one-of-a-kind care plan designed to help you address root causes while getting stronger and feeling better with each passing day.

We can help you manage chronic conditions and recover from injury, and we are also here to help you if your condition is simply caused by the rigors of your regular routine. Come find out how we can help you find lasting relief and total body wellness when you call (678) 335-4865 or contact us online to schedule your first appointment at our Marietta offices today.

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