Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Most people have experienced temporary paresthesia — a feeling of “pins and needles” — at some time in their lives when they have sat with legs crossed for too long, or fallen asleep with an arm crooked under their head. It happens when sustained pressure is placed on a nerve. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved.
Causes of Paresthesia
Paresthesia is characterized by a sensation of numbness, tingling, burning, or prickling sensation in one or more of the extremities. This condition causes a loss of function and life enjoyment.
Vitamins E, B1, B6, B12, and niacin are essential for healthy nerve function. A B12 deficiency, for example, can lead to pernicious anemia, an important cause of peripheral neuropathy. However, too much B6 also can cause tingling in the hands and feet.
Paresthesia Sufferers Experience A Loss of Life Satisfaction
In study after study, paresthesia suffers report a loss of life satisfaction and quality of life. From missing out on life’s important events, to chronic disability, to not feeling like the person they once were. This results in discontent and unhappiness for not only themselves, but their family members as well.
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I first met Dr Lewis as a result of positive word-of-mouth across various patients in my church community, several of whom were not the “type” of person I imagined to “believe” in chiropractic care. As a scientist and published medical researcher, Dr Lewis’ approach to care and treatment had the rigor of both subjective and quantitatively measurable results. The first appointment was about collecting and analyzing my data (motion scans, xrays and symptoms). Then, Dr Lewis went on to formulate and recommend a treatment plan along with intermittent goals that would be evaluated. I was able to see for myself the comparison of scans over the treatment journey that *aligned* with symptom relief and improved quality of life. His work with me made me join a community of folks who believe in him as a practitioner of chiropractic holistic CARE.
OUR PROCESS TO CORRECTING THE CAUSE OF YOUR HEADACHES AND RESTORING HEALTH
The first step in our process to restoring your health is to complete a comprehensive consultation of your health concern. We will discuss your health problems, how they are effecting you, previous treatments, and discover what your health goals are. Whether you want to run a 5k, get back on the golf course, focus at work so you can get that big promotion, or be the focused mom that you have always wanted to be…without pain holding you back; we will ensure our treatment is centered on the goals that are important to you.
The next step in our process is to conduct a thorough physical, orthopedic, and neurologic examination to determine the cause of your health concern. Our desire is to know exactly what is causing the problem so we can correct it and get you back to doing what you love. These tests may include:
- Specific Instrumentation and Visualization
- Static and Motion Palpation
- Digital Postural Analyses
- Computerized Range of Motion Assessments
- BioImpedance Analysis
- Orthopedic Testing
- Neurologic Testing
Digital Motion Study X-rays
The third step in our evaluation will be to perform highly specialized digital motion study X-rays, if our examination determines necessity. These specialized X-rays will show us what is working for you and what is not working correctly for you. This allows us to focusing in on exactly what is causing your problem so that we can provide a lasting correction of the cause.
Comprehensive Treatment Plan
The final step will be for us to sit down and formulate a plan, together, focused on restoring you to the life you want to live. Once formulated, we will enact this plan to get you back on track. Your health goals and your results are what drive our passion. We want you to be “Happy, Healthy, and Living the Life You Want to Live.”