Have you ever felt the sensation of pins and needles in your arms or hands, legs or feet?It is similar to when you’ve slept on your arm wrong and you wake up to find it ‘asleep’ and it feels like you have to shake it to wake it up.
A Warning SignNumbness and Tingling can feel similar to this, but it is actually a warning sign telling you there is a serious problem inside your body. In technical terms, this peripheral neuropathy is letting you know that the messages that your brain sends throughout your baby are not able to reach your extremities (or wherever the numbness and tingling is located).
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by numerous serious reasons, and none of them should be ignored.For example, it can be caused by repetitive motions or aggravation from an old injury. It can also be caused by serious conditions that can be linked to stroke, seizures, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, infection, diabetes or hardening of the arteries. Most commonly, it is caused by pressure on your central nervous system by spinal bones that have shifted out of alignment, a herniated disc, spinal degeneration or inflammation that irritates the spinal cord.
“My hands feel fuzzy or numb and at times I have trouble holding a coffee cup. I’ve tried to get help but I can’t seem to get any answers. I’m tired of doctors telling me that I have to live with it.”
Numbness and Tingling is a Dangerous Symptom to IgnoreYou can think of your central nervous system as the main information highway in your body. All of the information that your brain must send to every single cell of your body travels this route. And all of the feedback from your cells is returned to your brain by this same highway system.
Your Communication Highway
The bodies communication highway called the central nervous system, is protected by the bones of your spine. If any of the bones of your spine shift out of alignment, it puts pressure on your central nervous system and the messages that need to be sent to all parts of your body struggle to arrive. This can cause a whole array of symptoms and dis-ease in your body, and quite often can produce the symptoms of numbness and tingling.
If you suffer from Numbness and Tingling, there are two things you should definitely NOT do…
1. Do Nothing
If you are experiencing numbness and/or tingling, you should definitely not do nothing. Your body is telling you that there is something wrong inside, and you should heed this warning.
Your body is an intelligent, self-regulating, healing organism that is adaptable and very efficient. When you ignore the body’s symptoms and just hope that they might go away, you are doing an incredible disservice to yourself.
When your body produces noticeable symptoms, it is your job to find out what is causing the symptoms so that you can allow yourself to return to optimal health and healing.
You could be doing an immense amount of damage to both your central nervous system and potentially your entire body, if you ignore your symptoms and do nothing.
2. Take Medication Without a Game Plan
As we discussed, symptoms are your body’s way of creating a warning sign for you to notice and find a way to help it heal. If you take drugs, you are masking the symptoms that your body wants you to notice and you allow damage to build up over time.
By masking your symptoms with drugs, you are not only allowing the problems to stay and compound over time, but you are introducing unnatural substances into your body that can cause a great deal of side effects and additional harm to your body.
Every single time you take a drug, your body must not only heal from the problem you are trying to treat, but it must also heal from the damage that drugs inflict on your system. There are serious side effects associated with every single drug you could ever take, as no drug is ever 100% safe and will affect each person very differently.
It is essential to discover the root cause of your numbness and tingling symptoms, and allow your body to heal naturally. Don’t ignore your symptoms and do nothing or take drugs to mask them!