Are you experiencing numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes?  Do you have other symptoms, like sciatica, knee pain, shoulder pain, or neck pain. The body works in mysterious ways, and often these symptoms originate from dysfunction in another part of the body.  Many of these symptoms can be traced to an issue in the musculoskeletal system with an orthopedic exam done by a Chiropractic Physician.  Chiropractors are healthcare providers that are experienced and trained in finding the root of your pain or problem, and can then treat the problem with gentle precise movements or adjustments.  They understand the connections between all parts of the body through the spine and the nervous system, and their goal is to find the problem and fix if naturally, without pain medication or drugs. 

Many physicians look at the problem and find the solution with medication.  Chiropractors see it differently.  They know that there is a root cause to discomfort or pain, and they seek it out.  For instance, numbness or pain in the fingers can be caused by a misalignment in the neck.  Numbness in the toes can be a symptom of a misalignment in the lower back.  Knee pain and swelling can be a result of misalignment of the hips.  Treatment is as simple as a low-impact adjustment that brings the body back into alignment and balance, many times resulting in immediate relief.  Depending on the history, age and health of a patient, a Chiropractor may suggest a series of treatments, exercises or therapies that will help train and strengthen the body to keep it from getting back to that painful state.

Many patients with these symptoms, especially when associated with diabetes, suspect that they have a condition called Neuropathy.  Neuropathy is essentially damage to the nerves, which can also cause conditions such as numbness, weakness, tingling, burning or prickling in the feet, toes, hands or fingers.  Like neuro-musculoskeletal issues, discomfort or pain can develop over the course of several years, and you may not notice the symptoms at first. The symptoms may have started out mildly with poor circulation in the cold, occasional numbness, a light prickling sensation in your toes, or numbing in the fingers after a long day of working on the computer.  A Chiropractor can help you determine your conditon, help diagnose your illness, treat the problems directly with chiropractic care, and guide you to other specialists if necessary.

As an expert in nerves, bones and muscles, a Chiropractor is the best place to start if you have numbness or tingling, pain or stiffness.  On a daily basis, the choices you make, the practitioners you trust, the treatment options you're given, can determine your level of health.  By making smart choices, you can help your body heal and feel great, naturally.