At East Bank Chiropractic, the board-certified chiropractic physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disc injuries and other health concerns associated with the spine. The doctors and staff serve the residents of downtown Chicago and many nearby communities.
What Does Numbness and Tingling Represent?
Numbness and tingling can be the result of several different things. Most commonly, when it involves a disc injury, the numbness and tingling that a person feels has to do with the nerves from the spine being pinched or irritated in some way. It can also be the result of blood flow to a certain disc being hampered or impeded in some way. When a disc is injured or damaged because of calcium loss or erosion, the inflammation that results can place pressure on both the nerves, as well as the blood vessels. Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture, can be used in conjunction with each other to help alleviate the chronic pain and inflammation associated with disc injuries.
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. Sciatica is a health condition that involves irritation to the sciatic nerve. The symptoms include, but are not limited to, pain radiating from the buttocks down the length of the leg to the foot, numbness, tingling, the sensation of “pins and needles,” and reduced mobility and range of motion. In the beginning, the symptoms may be rather minor, but as the irritation continues to worsen, the symptoms can become overwhelming, causing a decreased quality of life and limited mobility. If the inflammation persists, it can also affect blood flow to the foot. Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce the inflammation and discomfort associated with sciatica and other neurological health conditions.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a unique healing tool that is used to relieve the pressure on spinal vertebrae that allows them to return to their original position. Spinal decompression can be performed with or without surgery and is used to cause negative pressure within a disc. This reversal of pressure allows the disc to shift or reposition itself without injuring other tissues or discs that are close by. This process also helps relieves pressure on the roots of the nerves and will help reduce inflammation and restore blood flow to damaged tissues. This also allows much-needed nutrients to enter the disc and help begin the healing process.