Can chiropractors help with numbness in feet and legs?

Etiology? There are many reasons why one can have numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. For example: diabetes is one, in this case you would be remiss if you are only seeing a chiropractor. If the numbness is from a radiculopathy (pressure on a nerve in the back) then a chiropractor could possibly help you. You need to definatively figure out why you have the numbness.
Sometimes. If the cause is related to problems in your back, chiropractic manipulation can often reduce symptoms and improve feeling. It rarely produces a cure, but can delay surgery or other invasive treatment options. If the cause of numbness is not related to the back though (such as diabetic neuropathy), then chiropractic medicine will not be much help.

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Can a chiropractor help with numbness in feet and legs? I'll try it if you think it helps.

Possibly. If you have back problems( pinched nerve, disc issues) then a chiropractor may be helpful. If the numbness started in your feet without any type of back problems then you likely will not get any relief from a chiropractor. Read more...
Yes. If the numbness is due to a structural problem where your spin or hips are out of alignment, chiropractic treatment should help. Read more...

Other leg pain buring in legs pinand needlesand numbness in feet?

Neuropathy. This type of pain resembles pain due to a neuropathy, to confirm you should ha an EMG exam and others exams to identify the ethiology and give you some medicine to control the symptoms.The great majority of the times is due to diabetis, alcoholism or some other neurologycal problems. Read more...

What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

Pills. There are a couple of medications that are good for neuropathy type problems like what your describing. They are all prescriptions: neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) are the two main meds. If you do not already know the source of the numbness you need to follow up with a neurologist to determine the cause. This will allow for a better more specific treatment. Read more...
Meds. If the condition is associated with peripheral neuropathy there are several drugs that treat the problem. Read more...
That would depend . On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem.So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example i provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist. Read more...

Severe predominate numbness in feet & legs. Double Lumbar Fusion w/hardware 4 yrs ago. Options?

Limited long term. Many times following spine surgeries we See these type of symptoms which are considered under the diagnosis of post Laminectomy syndrome. Thus an EMG may be in order. In addition possibilities include hardware removal versus spinal cord stimulator. see your surgeon or another spine specialist at the university level for next steps. Read more...
See a neurologist. Your numbness in the feet and legs may be related to lumbar nerve injury, peripheral neuropathy, etc. See a neurologist for a full evaluation including neurological exam. You may need to undergo additional diagnostic work-up including EMG/NCS or MRI. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm. Read more...

Sciatic type pain down one or both legs and numbness in feet 4 years after t12 fracture. Could they be connected? Thank you

No. The t12 dermatome or nerve motor function is for abdominal muscles and intercostals or ribs.
Neuropathy or nerve pain in the feet would not be due to t12 fracture.
Sciatic type pain and numbness in the legs is frustrating and painful See your primary care doctor or a neurologist , orthopedic specialist for more assistance. Read more...
Could be. A severe t12 fracture could create pressure or damage to the nerve roots or even spinal cord, and create numbness into legs. Would expect that to come on right after fracture. Changes in ligaments and tissue around spine in time after fracture could also give radiating pain. Depends on the timing and severity of fracture. Worth seeing a physiatrist. Read more...