Numbness

Overview 

Numbness is usually caused by damage, irritation or compression of one of the nerves or a branch of one of the nerves in your arm and wrist. Diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes, also can cause numbness, although with diabetes similar symptoms usually occur first in your feet.

Causes

  • In an early symptom of stroke, you might feel sudden numbness in the arm, leg, or face, especially on one side of the body.

  • A loss of sensation in parts of body or partial paralysis in the arms or legs due to the inflammation in the brain and spinal cord may appear in some severe cases.

  • Facial numbness and weakness may caused by tumors in and close to the cranial nerves. Numbness usually occurs in both arms and legs may cause by tumors impacting the spinal cord. 

  • Numbness and tingling may caused by back and neck injuries which compress or damage the nerve.

  • It can also caused by magnesium deficiency because magnesium helps to regulate many systems in the body, including proper nerve function. 

Treatment & Prevention

  • Maintain a balanced diet 

  • Getting enough vitamin D

  • Doing low impact exercises and stretching regularly  

  • Adjust your sleeping schedule to make it regular 

  • Try to limit or avoid the intake of alcohol and smoking

When to see a chiropractor

  • When numbness or tingling still occurs after quite some time

  • When you feel fatigue without any specific cause 

  • When you experience vision problems

  • When you experience muscle weakness and cramps

  • When the numbness comes along with pain

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