Numbness and Tingling Treatment in San Antonio
Numbness and tingling in your arms, legs, hands, or feet can be caused by a variety of conditions, including most commonly, nerve compression, nerve entrapment, and neuropathy.
Finding nerve issues that accompany numbness typically requires diagnosis using an MRI or similar technique to find nerve structure damage. Sometimes, surgery is required in severe cases to treat the nerve compression or else the symptoms may become permanent.
Numbness and tingling is most frequently caused by nerve compression.
There can be various sites of nerve compression and various structures which can cause nerve compression. The most common location of nerve compression within the body is nerve root compression at the spinal levels. This is usually caused by herniated discs, but other structures such as bone spurs and tumors can cause compressive neuropathy.
The second most common location of nerve entrapment is the carpal tunnel.
The numbness and tingling occurs from a lack of signal or energy flow down the nerve due to the nerve being compressed or “pinched.” The nervous system can be thought of as a highway of energy flowing in a particular direction, but when traffic backs up, the signal stops and never reaches its target destination such as the hands and feet. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome provides its own set of challenges.
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Diabetic neuropathy is another common condition which causes numbness and tingling.
Here in San Antonio, we have a significant problem with diabetes because of cultural influences on food choices. Diabetic neuropathy and nerve root compression have very similar symptoms, but very different causes. This is why you should always be examined by a competent health care professional to properly diagnose your condition.
If you’re experiencing numbness
If you’re experiencing numbness in your arms, legs, hands, or feet, call Texas Spine Clinic today and let one of our specialists properly assess your symptoms and decide what tests you may need to accurately diagnose and treat your numbness. If your problem is related to the spine, we will determine which non-surgical treatments could help relieve the nerve pressure. If your condition is too far advanced, we will help guide you to another specialist who is best trained to treat you.