How to Treat Numbness and Tingling in My Arms and Legs
In our chiropractic clinic in Roseville California, we specialize in treating people who have been injured in car accidents. First, you may be wondering what is the difference between treating someone with injuries resulting from an automobile accident versus someone who comes in because their back or neck hurts. Treating traumatic injuries is vastly different than treating chronic or non-traumatic injuries. Not only are the nature of injuries different, but also the triaging and type of care is also different. Triaging refers to determining the degree of injury and the ordering of treatment. Most people are familiar with the concept when there is multiple injured in one event (like battles in war or major accident) but it also refers to an individual with multiple injuries. In auto accidents, an evaluation of the patient must be done to determine all the injuries (both known or unknown) and determine the order and extent of treatment.
Auto Injury Treatment in Roseville
In auto accidents, the doctor must also determine how much active treatment the patient can handle. Our first goal after an accident is reducing inflammation in the injured tissues and slowing down scar tissue formation. A lot of people come to our Roseville clinic within days after the accident and they come in very inflamed. It only takes about 6 hours after an injury for inflammation to settle into the tissues. Inflammation leads to pain, stiffness, and ultimately scar tissue and adhesions. In our clinic, the first order of treatment for auto accident injuries is to reduce inflammation. Many times the inflammation is so bad, we can’t even touch the patient. The doctor and clinic must have the tools to deal with inflammation if they are going to address the injuries in the most effective and safe way. In our clinic, we use tools like Cold Lasers, Ultrasound, and Electrical stimulation to reduce inflammation, increase regional Blood Flow, and reduce muscle spasms.
So what does this have to do with treatment for “TINGLING AND NUMBNESS IN ARMS AND LEGS” following a car accident? When someone complains of peripheral symptoms like numbness and tingling in the arms and legs following a car accident, there are a number of significant injuries that can cause these symptoms. These include significant soft tissue injuries like tearing of ligaments and tendons, disc injuries like herniations and bulges, nerve injuries that can occur anywhere along the length of a nerve from the nerve root to the distal end of the nerve. All of these injuries must be diagnosed with special tests like MRIs, and nerve conduction studies. Chiropractic trained in triaging injuries should be able to determine when these tests are necessary.
The other common cause of these symptoms is inflammation. Inflammation of injured tissue in the neck and lower back can mimic some of these more severe injuries and cause numbness and tingling, and PAIN in the extremities. A chiropractor trained in treating auto accident injuries knows that inflammation is present in any injury and is the first and most important way to SAFELY TREAT all of these injuries.
So if you have injuries from a car accident, make sure you seek treatment immediately from a chiropractor near me who is trained and experienced in auto accident injuries to quickly and effectively manage the appropriate treatment.
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