Pain and numbness in feet – Upper Cervical help

Posted in Nerve Disorder on 02/11/2021 00:00 AM

INTRODUCTION       

Have you ever felt your feet numb when you cross your legs for too long? If yes then no need to worry. But if it occurs very frequently following tingling and pain in your feet then upper cervical chiropractic can help you in this regard.

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Tingling or numbness affecting your feet may seem like a trivial symptom of no real importance but it can affect your health in general so you should not ignore it. Numbness in the feet can be a severe condition if it occurs at irregular times and then pain accompanies that numbness.

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In these conditions numbness is because of nerve damage and this nerve damage is called peripheral neuropathy. The numbness in the feet can also because of Spinal stenosis.

If you don’t check this condition it can lead to immobility and disability. So as you have seen that numbness is the cause of any nerve damage then it is obvious that we can prevent this condition with upper cervical help that is very useful in such cases. 

The numbness and pain in your feet can be the result of nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system as well as the central nervous system. 

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  • When the numbness and pain in the feet are due to nerve damage in the peripheral central nervous it is called peripheral neuropathy.
  • When the numbness and pain in your feet are due to spine or nerve damage in the central nervous system is called spinal stenosis.

 

Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy is where the nerves in the feet generally do not work as well as they should for one reason or another. The most common cause of this is diabetes; however, there is an innumerable amount of different causes of peripheral neuropathy. 

The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include 

  • Cold sensation
  • Numbness in the feet
  • Tingling in the feet
  • Pins and needles 
  • Burning pain in the feet
  • Balance issues
  • Lightheadedness upon standing

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But as our main concern is to prevent numbness and pain in the feet with the help of upper cervical care that means the numbness must be because of the problem in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and not in the peripheral nerves. The occurrence of numbness and pain due to misalignment in the spinal cord is called Spinal Stenosis.

 

SPINAL STENOSIS

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Stenosis means narrowing. In the spine, this narrowing has the potential to pinch either the nerves or the spinal cord. It is sometimes an age-related disease in your spinal cord in the neck region. So it is also called cervical spinal stenosis.

This condition can occur anywhere along the spinal cord but most of the time spinal stenosis occurs in two areas (a) neck (b) lower back.

There are several causes of spinal stenosis:

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  • Herniated disc: drying out vertebral disks
  • Arthritis: breaking of cartilage within your joints
  • Thick ligaments: ligaments hold the spins together and arthritis cause thickness of the ligaments
  • Pressure on spinal nerves: spinal fractures due to injuries cause damage near the spine

 

These are the common causes that narrow the spacing among the spines and the pressures between the spines increases that sometimes causes tumor in the spinal cord.

The severe symptoms related to the spinal stenosis are given down below:

  • Pain in the lower back – the pain starts from the buttock and then radiates down the leg to the feet
  • Sciatica 
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs or feet
  • Weakness in the feet
  • Pain in the feet while standing for too long
  • Pain in the neck

These are the symptoms that people with spinal stenosis suffer very often when they ignore these conditions and the problem worsens within days. 

 

Upper cervical help

Upper cervical help is given precisely by the chiropractors where they correct the misalignments in the spinal cord mostly in the upper neck region and they adjust the spine while straightening it precisely. In this way, the distortion in the transmission of the nerves can be prevented. Thus the upper cervical chiropractic allows the body to generate health. 

So in the case of spinal stenosis, which leads to numbness and pain in your feet can be treated with the help of upper cervical chiropractic. The chiropractors use those techniques that align the spines in place and reduce the pressure and inflammation among the spines. 

The upper cervical chiropractic is the focal point here because you are concerned with the numbness in the feet coming from cervical spinal stenosis so general chiropractic techniques will not work here but the upper cervical chiropractic. 

Narrowing of the spine doesn’t usually cause paralysis but if that narrowing gets prolonged and the spinal cord resultantly compressed in such situations, permanent numbness is a must and often accompanied by paralysis. 

So to avoid any such circumstances it is very necessary to consult a professional immediately in case there is prolonged numbness and pain in your lower back and your feet. Upper cervical chiropractors use the best optimization tools and techniques to straighten your spinal cord and ultimately it strengthens your immune system.

Thus upper cervical chiropractic/care will help your body in a long run and will let the body recoup itself. 

 

CONCLUSION

Upper cervical care can help you when you feel numbness and pain in your feet. This upper cervical chiropractic will serve you your whole life and you will feel energetic, mental clarity, overwhelmed, and less fatigue as there are no side effects of this technique. Spinal stenosis often an age-related condition.

When you get old there are numerous chances of misalignment in the spines. But sometimes a severe trauma in the form of injury can cause spinal stenosis. That is why you should timely consult an upper cervical chiropractor to avoid any serious circumstances you can have in the future due to not bothering the issue. 

Upper cervical chiropractic is a very careful adjustment of the spine so always make sure to consult a professional otherwise the consequences will be devastating. 

 

 

REFERENCES

https://www.umms.org/ummc/health-services/orthopedics/services/spine/patient-guides/spinal-stenosis

https://chiro.org/LINKS/ABSTRACTS/UC_Technique_Historically_Considered.shtml

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17499-spinal-stenosis

https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/spinal-stenosis

 

 

 

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