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Chiropractic Care for Raynaud’s

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Chiropractic Care for Raynaud’s

If you’re like most Rochester Hills residents, you’re constantly trying to stay warm in this colder climate. But you might have experienced some strange symptoms because of the cold climate. Do tingly, white, or blue fingers or toes sound familiar? These symptoms can be scary, but they might be a non-serious condition called Raynaud’s disease. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic are here to help manage this cold-weather-inducing issue.

 

What Is Raynaud’s Disease?

 

Raynaud’s disease is a disorder that causes parts of your body, usually the fingers and toes, to feel numb and cold. This numbing and cold sensation is caused by blood vessels in affected areas narrowing, which limits the blood flow to those areas.

Symptoms include cold fingers or toes, color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress, and numbness, prickly feelings, or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief. During an “attack,” the affected areas typically turn white first, then can turn blue as they begin to feel cold and numb. As circulation improves, affected areas can then turn red and begin to tingle and throb. It can take up to 15 minutes for blood flow to return.

What Causes Raynaud’s?

 

There’s no one cause for Raynaud’s and doctors are still unsure as to why it shows up when it does, but there are some risk factors that doctors have identified. Women are affected more than men, and the disorder usually appears between the ages of 15 and 30. People in cold climates are usually affected more, as are those with a family history of Raynaud’s.

 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

 

There are some simple, short-term ways to manage Raynaud’s and minimize symptoms. Soaking your hands and feet in warm water, wearing warm clothes and socks, warming up your car before you drive, and bundling up when you go out all help keep blood circulating properly.

 

But for long-term holistic care and relief, chiropractic care can be an effective way to manage blood flow issues that cause Raynaud’s flare-ups. Spinal misalignments can cause all sorts of issues with the central nervous system, which controls all your bodily functions and systems. If your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, your body can misfire and miscommunicate, leaving you at an increased risk of many disorders, including Raynaud’s. Raynaud’s can also be a symptom of an underlying disordered sympathetic nervous system. A chiropractic evaluation from the doctors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic can identify and correct misalignments, thus restoring proper nerve communication,

increasing blood flow, and returning the sympathetic nervous system to its proper function. Identifying and adjusting misalignments can result in decreased Raynaud’s attacks, and also promote a generally healthy lifestyle.

 

If you’re searching for a Rochester Hills chiropractor to help you identify issues and help manage long-term care for Raynaud’s, visit Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic for an appointment today!

3 Reasons Chiropractic Care Is Best for Headaches

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3 Reasons Chiropractic Care Is Best for Headaches

 

Is there anyone out there that hasn’t suffered through a headache? Headaches might be the simplest, most commonplace complaint in the world, but they have so many varying causes and different degrees of severity. It can often be difficult to understand the source of a headache and then what the best corresponding treatment should be. Most people turn to pain killers for relief, but chiropractic care, when delivered with the expertise of the doctors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic, can be an effective alternative, especially for addressing chronic and disruptive conditions like migraines and vertigo.

 

Most experts believe that the cause for most common headaches is tension in the neck muscles. This tension can occur from strain, stress, or sitting in one position for too long. Everyone who has experienced this type of strain knows that while most of the time these headaches are mild discomforts, sometimes they are genuinely disruptive to your day. At Vitality Precision Chiropractic, Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan deliver expert care to their practice members looking for headache relief. Here are our top three reasons that chiropractic care is the best solution for headache relief.

 

1. Chiropractic Care Goes to the Source of the Issue

While medication can provide immediate relief, chiropractic adjustments focus on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, which can help your body combat neck tension, leading to fewer headaches. Having your spine in alignment helps your nervous system function properly. When your nervous system is operating at optimal health, you feel the benefits.

 

2. Immediate, Short-Term, and Long-Term Relief

Chiropractic care has been proven as an effective and natural option to treat the source of headaches, but it is also a great choice for immediate, short-term, and long-term relief. When it comes to chronic tension headaches, studies have shown that weekly adjustments from a chiropractor not only brought relief in the short-term, but lasting relief even after the weekly adjustments had stopped. In the long term, there is no comparison—chiropractic care is far more effective than pain medication.

 

3. Benefits Beyond Just Pain Relief

Drugs for headaches typically only treat that one symptom and don’t give you any positive lingering or ripple effects. Because chiropractic adjustments are treating the source of pain, not just the symptom of pain, your whole body benefits from being in alignment, not just your head! In the case of chiropractic care versus medicine, the many side effects of chiropractic care are positive, and this certainly isn’t the case with medication.

 

If you’re looking for a Rochester Hills chiropractor to partner with you in your pain relief and healing journey, the dedicated team at Vitality Precision Chiropractic would be happy to welcome you into their family. Book an appointment with Dr. Madigan or Dr. Shanahan today!

Chiropractors versus Physical Therapists: Similarities, Differences, and What You Need to Know About Both

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Chiropractors versus Physical Therapists: Similarities, Differences, and What You Need to Know About Both

A lot of people lump chiropractors and physical therapists in the same category of medical professionals. While they certainly have some similarities, the vast majority will look very different from their counterparts.

Similarities

Both chiropractors and physical therapists can treat injuries, pain, and general discomfort with their knowledge and techniques. Both aim to improve issues with non-invasive and non-surgical options, often utilizing manual therapies or instrument-led techniques to reduce pain. Many physical therapists and chiropractors can treat the same issues, particularly limb-related injuries or ailments. Both professions require individuals to have a lengthy and comprehensive education, and both chiropractors and physical therapists are licensed medical professionals.

Differences

Physical therapists tend to focus on minimizing pain and improving range of motion. While this is also true of chiropractors, they also seek to maximize the function of the body, improve whole-body health, and remove any spinal misalignments that are causing problems. Physical therapists tend to focus on individual areas of the body that are causing pain or working improperly, whereas chiropractors aim to improve the function and wellness of the entire body. Physical therapists work primarily with the musculoskeletal system, and while chiropractors focus on the spine, their adjustments and techniques can improve the health of the entire body, from the digestive system to the reproductive system to minimizing headaches and more. Physical therapists will primarily offer stretches, massage, and range of motion activities to improve your mobility and decrease your pain. Chiropractors will perform adjustments to the spine and other joints in order to activate neural pathways and help the body heal itself.

What to Know About Both

Some chiropractors will have physical therapy offerings in their offices. This is not ideal for a few reasons. First, they are not trained physical therapists. They have to have some education in this field to become a chiropractor, but they are not as experienced or knowledgeable as a practicing physical therapist. Second, they should be focused on the central nervous system and optimizing your whole-body health through neurological adjustments, not on physical therapy exercises. There is certainly a time and place for PT services for some individuals, but that is a very distinct specialty from chiropractic, and you should see the different professionals for their different services.

Depending on what you’re dealing with or what your health goals are, you may prefer to see a chiropractor or a physical therapist, or you might even opt to see both for maximum benefit. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan are Rochester Hills chiropractors who would love to serve you in their office with neurologically-based chiropractic care. They and their team at Vitality Precision Chiropractic encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about the countless benefits of chiropractic care

3 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Slip and Fall Accident

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3 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Slip and Fall Accident

One of the most common workplace injuries is a slip and fall accident. It’s also common to experience this type of injury at a store or other commercial location or business, particularly in the colder winter months when ice is typical. Especially in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where winters are long and frigid, slip and fall accidents are all too common.

While you may need to go to a primary care doctor or even a workman’s compensation doctor to begin your healing process, chiropractic care is a must when you’re recovering from an accident of this nature. Whether it’s covered or not under your insurance, workers’ comp, or otherwise, seeing a chiropractor after you get hurt falling will be hugely beneficial to you both now and in the future.

1. It Reduces Need for Medication

Depending on the severity of your injury from your slip and fall accident, you may have been prescribed pretty powerful pain reducers. The goal of taking these medications is to minimize the extreme pain so that you can begin to heal well, and then to get off them as soon as possible. Chiropractic care allows your body to heal and feel reduced symptoms of the injury more quickly, allowing you to ease yourself off the medication faster, which is best.

2. It Speeds Up Healing

When you are getting adjusted, your spine is put back into proper alignment which allows your central nervous system to work better. This speeds up healing because your blood flow is improved, your immune system is strengthened, and your muscles are given more oxygen, all of which contribute to healing. Additionally, your body is able to transition more easily to a sympathetic state, or a “rest and digest” state, where your body is able to replenish, restore, and renew cells, improving healing substantially.

3. It Helps You Feel Better

The primary goal after any injury is to feel better, both short-term and long-term. You don’t want to sit around forever waiting to feel better because you want to get back to work and life and things you enjoy. But you also don’t want to just take some pain pills and jump back to it with no regard for the long-term healing process and your future health. Chiropractic aims to not only help you feel better in the short-term, but it also helps prepare your body for long-term health and wellness, long after the injury has completely healed.

To learn more about neurologically-based chiropractic care in Rochester Hills, contact Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic. They are passionate about seeing you experience true healing and true correction from your injuries and ailments with chiropractic care.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Tourette’s and Tics?

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How Can a Chiropractor Help with Tourette’s and Tics?

 

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes repetitive, involuntary movements or vocalizations called tics. Tourette’s is common in children and commonly starts to develop between 5 to 7 years old on average. Children who have Tourette’s will often have multiple tics associated with their disorder. While doctors don’t know exactly what causes Tourette’s syndrome and tics, it is likely that genetics and trauma to the nervous system are to blame. If you start to notice your child presenting with tics or have a recent diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome, your Rochester Hills chiropractor can help.

 

About Tourette’s and Tics

 

It is helpful to know that tics can occur with or without a diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome, though someone diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome will always have tics. Tics can range from saying certain words or phrases that weren’t intended or repetitive movements like blinking your eyes or patting your head over and over again. A child who has tics isn’t able to control these movements or sounds and can sometimes be surprised by them or uncomfortable. While it is common for children to outgrow tics once they reach puberty, Tourette’s syndrome and tics can last into adulthood.

 

Chiropractic Care for Tourette’s and Tics

 

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder, which means it involves the nervous system. Your brain sends messages to the rest of your body through the nervous system and the spine protects these bundles of nerves. An injury to the spine in early childhood, even a minor one, could contribute to a child developing Tourette’s and tics. Your Rochester Hills chiropractor can help identify any misalignments in your child’s spine and make gentle, safe adjustments. When a vertebra in the spine is even slightly out of place, it can put pressure on nearby nerves and cause all kinds of issues, such as a tic. After your chiropractor realigns the spine to its proper position, your child is likely to experience a decrease in the frequency and severity of their tics.

 

Chiropractors and Neurological Disorders

 

At Vitality Precision Chiropractic in Rochester Hills, Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help address all kinds of neurological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. It is possible to safely and effectively manage you or your child’s Tourette’s syndrome and tics without resorting to medications that can have adverse side effects. Instead, chiropractic care provides a natural approach to a more long-term solution for relieving these symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome.

 

Tourette’s and tics are also commonly associated with other neurological disorders or conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, and learning disorders. Medications that may help one of these may exacerbate symptoms in another. Before you overmedicate, talk to your chiropractor about how regular adjustments can help you manage the symptoms drug-free and naturally. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help restore effective communication from your brain to the rest of your body so you can experience lasting relief. Call or visit us online to schedule a consultation to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Breech Presentation During Pregnancy?

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How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Breech Presentation During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy brings so many moments of excitement and hope, and it can be an amazing season of life where parents-to-be are filled with joyful anticipation. But sometimes, pregnancy can also be a little stressful or uncomfortable, particularly if you receive a less-than-ideal report about anything related to your little bundle of joy.

Breech Presentation

If you’ve been told that your baby is in the transverse or breech position, it means they are not head down, which is ideal for birth. While there are some at-home exercises you can do and some positions you can try out to encourage the baby to turn, you can also utilize natural, safe, and effective chiropractic care for breech or transverse presentation.

Most babies are head down by 34 weeks of pregnancy, though some are in the proper birthing position earlier and others may wait until later to turn head-down. After 34 weeks, the likelihood of a baby turning on its own is low, primarily due to reduced space in the uterus. Breech presentations are one of the most common reasons for cesarean sections, which is not ideal for most moms. Particularly if you’re hoping for a natural, unmedicated birth or if you desire a vaginal delivery of any kind, you want to do anything in your power to get the baby to flip before you go into labor.

Webster Technique

If you’re around 30 weeks or later in your pregnancy and your baby needs some encouragement to turn, Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help. They are certified in the Webster Technique, which is an adjusting technique specifically designed to minimize spinal misalignments in pregnant women to encourage an easier labor and delivery. When the spine is misaligned in a mom-to-be, extra pressure is put on her spinal cord and surrounding nerves, impacting the space in the uterus, the amount of pain she experiences while carrying the baby, and even the process of labor and delivery.

When a pregnant woman is adjusted with the Webster technique, her entire body will become more aligned and balanced, allowing more room for the baby to turn and reducing common pregnancy discomforts. It stabilizes the spine, pelvis, and sacrum, and it reduces the strain on the ligaments that support the uterus, which can often be a source of pain.

Rochester Hills Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care, and the Webster technique specifically, is excellent for pregnant moms. It not only reduces pain, prepares them for an easier labor and delivery, and is better for the overall health of both mom and baby, but it also helps with breech positioning. If your baby is breech or transverse and you are in need of chiropractic care and the Webster technique, contact Dr. Brendan and Dr. Thomas at Vitality Precision Chiropractic in Rochester Hills.

Pregnancy brings so many moments of excitement and hope, and it can be an amazing season of life where parents-to-be are filled with joyful anticipation. But sometimes, pregnancy can also be a little stressful or uncomfortable, particularly if you receive a less-than-ideal report about anything related to your little bundle of joy.

Breech Presentation

If you’ve been told that your baby is in the transverse or breech position, it means they are not head down, which is ideal for birth. While there are some at-home exercises you can do and some positions you can try out to encourage the baby to turn, you can also utilize natural, safe, and effective chiropractic care for breech or transverse presentation.

Most babies are head down by 34 weeks of pregnancy, though some are in the proper birthing position earlier and others may wait until later to turn head-down. After 34 weeks, the likelihood of a baby turning on its own is low, primarily due to reduced space in the uterus. Breech presentations are one of the most common reasons for cesarean sections, which is not ideal for most moms. Particularly if you’re hoping for a natural, unmedicated birth or if you desire a vaginal delivery of any kind, you want to do anything in your power to get the baby to flip before you go into labor.

Webster Technique

If you’re around 30 weeks or later in your pregnancy and your baby needs some encouragement to turn, Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help. They are certified in the Webster Technique, which is an adjusting technique specifically designed to minimize spinal misalignments in pregnant women to encourage an easier labor and delivery. When the spine is misaligned in a mom-to-be, extra pressure is put on her spinal cord and surrounding nerves, impacting the space in the uterus, the amount of pain she experiences while carrying the baby, and even the process of labor and delivery.

When a pregnant woman is adjusted with the Webster technique, her entire body will become more aligned and balanced, allowing more room for the baby to turn and reducing common pregnancy discomforts. It stabilizes the spine, pelvis, and sacrum, and it reduces the strain on the ligaments that support the uterus, which can often be a source of pain.

Rochester Hills Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care, and the Webster technique specifically, is excellent for pregnant moms. It not only reduces pain, prepares them for an easier labor and delivery, and is better for the overall health of both mom and baby, but it also helps with breech positioning. If your baby is breech or transverse and you are in need of chiropractic care and the Webster technique, contact Dr. Brendan and Dr. Thomas at Vitality Precision Chiropractic in Rochester Hills.

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Improving Health

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The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Improving Health

A new year brings excitement, hope, and new dreams. Maybe you’ve already set out to make 2021 your best year yet, but here at Vitality Precision Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping you achieve more and live the healthiest life possible. We want you to dream bigger and work harder to make your dreams a reality, so we’ve laid out the best New Year’s resolutions that will help you be healthier and happier all year long.

Sleep More

Let’s face it—we all need more sleep! Now you’ve got your Rochester Hills chiropractor agreeing with you and encouraging you to sleep more in 2021. The majority of adults are sleep-deprived, some just a little and some a whole lot. A lack of sleep wreaks havoc on your immune system, your mental health, your ability to heal from injuries, your mood, and so much more. Set a bedtime for yourself and stick to it! You’ll reap the benefits almost immediately, and the longer you’re consistent with your 7-8 hours a night, the more advantages you’ll experience.

Eat Smarter

A lot of us aim to eat healthier at the start of each new year, but in order to make that happen, we need to be smart and strategic about it. HOW are we going to eat healthier? WHAT are we going to eat or not eat? And perhaps most importantly, WHY are we eating healthier? With proper motivation, we can do just about anything. But if we lack a solid “why,” chances are high that we won’t stick with it. Eat smarter by planning ahead, eating fresh, whole foods, and aiming to cut out as much processed and high-sugar foods and beverages as you can.

Move More

It’s great to start a brand new exercise routine or join a gym or sign up for a 5K, but just as with eating healthier, you need to be strategic about being more active. Commit to always taking the stairs, walking for 20 minutes a day, or get a standing desk for your treadmill. Any little bit helps, but you need to be intentional about it. Set a daily goal of steps or active minutes and stick to it.

Get Adjusted

Chiropractic care is great for when you have health concerns and when you don’t. It can help you maintain good health habits and improve upon new ones. Chiropractic will help improve a lot in your life—your mind, your body, any pain or illness, and more. It’s about establishing true health and optimizing the function of your entire body and all its systems, so it’s a great thing to add to your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re not already a practice member at Vitality Precision Chiropractic, get in touch with Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan today. They can schedule a consultation for you and your family to give you a head start on accomplishing this year’s goals and resolutions.

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Investing in Your Health

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Investing in Your Health

 

It is almost the new year! The year 2020 brought us many challenges and many are looking to 2021 as a new season of hope and a chance for a fresh start. You’ve heard a lot about how to take care of yourself mentally and physically in 2020, so now it’s time to put those recommendations to good use when creating your New Year’s Resolutions for 2021!

 

At Vitality Precision Chiropractic in Rochester Hills, Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan have some recommendations for how to incorporate chiropractic into your New Year’s Resolutions for more of a lasting investment in your health for 2021. Here are 3 ways chiropractic care can help you reach your health goals in the new year.

 

1. Chiropractic Care as a Worthwhile Investment

 

Sometimes our new year’s resolutions like joining a new gym or trying out a new workout app can come with a surprising price tag or fees. At Vitality Precision Chiropractor, you never have to worry about any hidden fees or surprises. Instead, your Rochester Hills chiropractor will talk to you about various options for chiropractic care so you can make the best choice for you. Choosing to invest your time and finances in supporting your health and well-being will also help encourage you to meet your New Year’s Resolutions!

 

2. Chiropractic Care to Support Your Well-Being

 

Chiropractic care is about more than just correcting your posture or eliminating back pain! In fact, chiropractic offers many long-lasting benefits for a number of physical and mental health concerns. Whether you want to tone your muscles, strengthen your immune system, or manage your anxiety better in 2021, regular chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can talk with you more about how regular adjustments and updates to your lifestyle will promote more healthy living.

 

3. Chiropractic Care for Long-Term Pain Relief

 

If you’ve always struggled with something like lower back pain, you should schedule regular chiropractic visits in 2021 to help you experience long-term relief from your back pain. Your Rochester Hills chiropractors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic will use gentle, natural techniques to both relieve your pain and address the root cause of what started it. Alleviating your chronic pain can help you to enjoy activities you may not have been able to participate in for a while because of the discomfort. 2021 could be your year for getting back on your feet and participating in the activities you love without any pain!

 

Whether you have chronic pain, injury, or illness, then your Rochester Hills chiropractor is here to help. But perhaps the best part about investing in chiropractic care in 2021 is to help prevent future injury, pain, or illness. Book your appointment today at Vitality Precision Chiropractic and we will work with you to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions and get started living a happier, healthier life in 2021!

3 Things to Know About Whiplash

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3 Things to Know About Whiplash

Whiplash is a serious injury that can affect your head, neck, back, and upper body, causing pain and discomfort that can make it feel impossible to complete your daily routine. It can also wreak havoc on your entire body’s function, bringing about illness, disease, and chronic issues. Here are three things to know about whiplash and how a Rochester Hills chiropractor can help.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from a car accident.

While your upper body is properly restrained by a seat belt, your head can easily get jostled around. Whether you are in a car accident at a high rate of speed or rear-ended at a stoplight, whiplash is possible. Any time your head is shaken or jolted violently in one direction or another it can cause a whiplash injury.

For example, if you get read-ended it could cause your head to snap forward and backward rapidly. This can cause the muscles in your neck to strain out of their normal range of motion and put pressure on your spine. If you’ve been diagnosed with whiplash after a car accident, sports accident, or other injury, the chiropractors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic are here to help.

Symptoms of whiplash don’t always show up right away.

One of the tricky things about a whiplash injury is how the symptoms can show up in the hours and even days after the accident occurred. Car accidents and sports injuries can both be extremely stressful and disorienting events, and you might even be tempted to say, “I’m okay,” and brush off a bit of pain. But any time your spine is involved in an accident, you should take good care of yourself and make sure there’s nothing more serious going on.

Strained or torn neck muscles may not be able to support your neck well until they are able to heal properly. Your neck muscles can also become stiff and make it hard to turn your head from side to side. If it’s been a few days since you were rear-ended at a stoplight or took a rough tumble and you’re still experiencing neck pain, schedule a consult with your Rochester Hills chiropractor as soon as possible.

Chiropractic care can help you recover after whiplash.

Many people think of chiropractors as working on the spine to eliminate back pain, but they do much more than that! With an injury like whiplash, your Rochester Hills chiropractor will look at how your whole body was affected by the injury and give adjustments that promote healing. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan understand the complexity of whiplash and how it affects your spine, muscles, and nerves, as well as your overall health.

Adjustments can help restore your spine to its proper posture so your brain can effectively communicate with the rest of your body. Massage and other chiropractic techniques can also help soothe sore and strained muscles so they can begin healing. Your Rochester Hills chiropractor may also recommend stretches and exercises to strengthen your neck muscles so they can better support your spine in the future.

How Numbness and Tingling Can Affect You

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Everyone knows that uncomfortable feeling when your foot “falls asleep” after sitting with your legs crossed for too long. Sometimes your foot might be numb at first when you try to move it. You will likely start to feel tingling in your foot and lower leg once you start trying to move it again. That kind of experience can happen every now and then and might bother you for less than five minutes before you feel back to normal.

 

But what about those times when tingling and numbness last longer than that? It can be a very scary experience if you notice your hand or foot has gone numb. The tingling sensation can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, often referred to as “pins and needles” because of how unpleasant it feels. If you notice that numbness and tingling keep happening in the same place, know that you are not alone and that a Rochester Hills chiropractor can help.

 

Chiropractic Care for Numbness and Tingling

 

If you notice the pins and needles feeling doesn’t easily go away after removing external pressure on the area, like having your legs crossed or sleeping on your side, then there may be an internal reason. An issue with or injury to your spine can put pressure on nearby nerves that communicate with other parts of your body, like your hands or feet. A chiropractor will identify any potential misalignments in your neck or back that might be putting pressure on a nerve and causing the uncomfortable numbness and tingling. After a gentle chiropractic adjustment, the vertebrae in your neck will be properly aligned and your nerve can communicate healthily again.

 

You may notice lower back pain in addition to feeling numbness and tingling, which could be a sign that of a spinal injury affecting the muscles and nerves in your lower back. A misalignment in your lower back can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can then send painful tingling feelings down your leg all the way to your toes. This is called sciatica and can be so painful that you can’t go about your daily routine like normal. Your chiropractor can help relieve this pinched nerve pain and alleviate the tingling sensations by realigning the vertebrae in your lower back.

 

True Correction and Long-Term Relief

 

When you see a chiropractor for numbness and tingling, they may use a combination of chiropractic adjustments to reposition the vertebrae in your spine. Neurologically-based adjustments will help to restore blood flow and improve healthy communication from your brain and nerves to the rest of your body, which helps you to function at your best.

 

No matter how long your tingling and numbness lasts, talk to the chiropractors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic to learn how you can experience true correction of issues and find relief from discomfort and pain. Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan in Rochester Hills are neurologically-based chiropractors who understand how uncomfortable these sensations can be and want to help you find relief. Contact them and their team at Vitality Precision Chiropractic today and learn more about how chiropractic care will benefit you!

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