Do you occasionally get the tingles?

We’re not talking about the good tingles, but rather, those that seem to hit you at odd times of the day, usually after you’ve been sitting in the same position for a bit too long, or performing a repetitive motion for an extended period.

Maybe you’ve had them off and on for months and you kept hoping they’d go away on their own. Unfortunately, that’s probably not the case.

Most commonly, people experience these sensations in their hands and feet, but although that’s where the sensation arises, that’s almost never the source of the problem. It is a problem.

The source is usually in your spine, and most commonly in the vertebrae of your neck.

There are a number of nerve clusters that originate here and spread out to your extremities.

If you’re feeling periodic tingling, it could be a sign that you’ve got spinal disc compression or some related issue. It’s important that you take action immediately, because it could be a sign of bigger problems to come.

If left unchecked, those tingles, which start out as little more than a minor annoyance, could lead to chronic pain, or even loss of functionality.

That’s not something you want to ignore or leave to chance. If you’re experiencing periodic tingles, make an appointment with your chiropractor right away.

A simple examination can identify the root cause.

From there, you’re just a few short steps from developing a treatment plan that’s custom-tailored to your needs. Generally, this will involve some combination of gentle spinal adjustment coupled with regular, low-intensity stretching exercises of the affected areas.

The other aspect of treatment is, of course, identifying and correcting the behavior that led to the problem to begin with. Again, your chiropractor can help! The most important thing is to take action before the problem gets worse!