Numbness & Tingling

Numbness and tingling can be a result of many factors. It can be a result of compression of a nerve as it travels through the spinal column (canal stenosis) or as it exits the spine (foraminal stenosis). Nerves can also become entrapped and compressed as they travel through muscle groups.

Common examples of this are compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle as it travels under this muscle and other muscles to the feet. Nerves travelling from the neck to the hand can become compressed as they exit the neck and under muscles as they travel through the shoulder, down the arm and through the carpal tunnel in the wrist into the hand.

Many people experience numbness and tingling due to damage to the nerves from inflammation in their system due to chronic illness or poor blood flow and nutrition to the nerves. If nerves are not getting activated or adequate nutrition, it often will lead to numbness and tingling to nerves which can cause weakness, pain, numbness, tingling in the neck, back, arms and hands or legs and feet.

If these nerves begin to pass and continue to be damaged they can cause one to have pain, numbness, tingling, burning, balance problems, and many additional symptoms.


Dr Hanson has a postgraduate degree in Functional Neurology as well as being a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has been helping people for over two decades with pain, numbness and tingling. He would welcome the opportunity to help you get relief and restore function and balance to your muscles, joints and nervous system.


Symptoms Questionnaire

01 Have you ever had numbness in your arms, hands, legs, feet, back, or neck? *
02 Do you ever feel a tingling feeling in your arms, hands, legs, feet, back, or neck? *
03 Have you ever felt sharp, stabbing, shooting pain or shock-like pain in your arms, hands, neck, back, legs or feet? *
04 Have you found your hands or feet sensitive to touch? *
05 Have you ever experienced burning pain in your arms, hands, neck, back, legs, or feet? *
06 Are you experiencing muscle cramps in your arms, hands, legs, feet. back, or neck? *
07 Do you feel pain from your covers touching your skin when sleeping? *
08 Are you unable to sense hot water from cold water with your hands or feet? *
09 Are the symptoms affect ing your sleep or do they increase at night? *
10 Do you feel pain or a 'rolled up sock' feeling when you walk? *
11 Have you found difficulty in your ability to maintain your balance? *
12 Do you find your hands or feet cold or damp or wet frequently? *
13 Do you find you are unable to sense your feet when walking? *
14 Is your skin so dry on your feet that it may crack open? *
15 Have you ever dealt with nail fungus on the nails of your hands or feet? *
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