Red Bank Rehabilitation for Numbness and Tingling offers a crucial diagnostic process to determine the cause of your numbness and tingling while providing very real rehabilitation solutions to put an end to unsettling symptoms.
If you’re experiencing numbness or tingling in your feet or hand, Monmouth Pain can help. I’d bet that you’re probably feeling a little nervous about what’s going on with your body. If you have these symptoms, don’t ignore them. Our office has an in-house diagnostic process unlike any other. When we know exactly what’s causing your numbness, tingling, burning, or other abnormal sensations, we can create a plan to put a stop to them for good.
Monmouth Pain is board certified in Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing—we perform nerve conduction studies for a truly accurate diagnosis. Once we have determined what’s going on with your body, our multi-disciplinary staff will work together to determine the very best solutions for you in our compassionate and highly competent environment.
We are a team of Pain Management Physicians, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists dedicated to providing effective programs of pain management and rehabilitation while helping patients to avoid surgery and the unnecessary use of painkillers. This is known as ‘conservative’ care. Let’s not confuse the term conservative with ineffective or weak. We never give up on your condition—instead, we tackle it from every angle possible and with every tool currently available—from in-house cortisone injections to progressive physical therapy and acupuncture for (very real) symptom relief.
In particular, our physical therapy department has a number of treatments that are extremely effective in reducing numbness and tingling. In particular, these symptoms respond well to Low Level Laser Therapy. Also known as Cold Laser Therapy, this technology boosts blood flow to the affected area while accelerating cellular production, thereby promoting better nerve functioning and reducing numbness and tingling.
We also use Power Plate Machines for numbness/tingling—this is a really great way to wake up and stimulate the nerves. We’ve been so thrilled with our Power Plate, in fact, that we recently added several more to our physical therapy department.
Understanding Numbness and Tingling
These symptoms are part of a collection of disorders known as a neuropathy. More specifically, when the peripheral nervous system—which is the part of the nervous system separate from the spinal cord and the brain—incurs some form of damage, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy occur.
In more simple terms, when the nerves that connect the spinal cord and the brain to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased, communication is compromised and a variety of symptoms might occur.
This is what you’re feeling when you have numbness in your hands or feet. Other symptoms include pain; ‘shooting’ pains; burning/freezing sensations; muscle weakness; sensitivity to touch; sweating; disturbed sleep due to pain; and the feeling that you are wearing a sock or a glove when you are not.
One of the most common causes of these symptoms is diabetes. Non-diabetic patients may experience peripheral neuropathy after some type of injury (sports injuries and auto accidents come to mind) as well as different types of infections or other disorders.
Let’s concentrate for a moment on symptoms caused by trauma. Most often, trauma-related peripheral neuropathy is known as mononeuropathy (involving a single peripheral nerve). Injury to a nerve or pressure on the nerve may cause symptoms, as might repetitive actions. Injury to the spinal discs often puts pressure on a nerve and causes the symptoms of sciatica, for example.
An injury of overuse, carpal tunnel syndrome is also a mononeuropathy. When this occurs, you might experience hand numbness, tingling, pain, and other strange sensations in the first three fingers (those closest to the thumb). Some carpal tunnel patients also experience a range of symptoms in the shoulder or arm.
These types of traumas and injuries are at the heart of what our practice does best—correcting the causes of pain and other symptoms in order to put and end to suffering. For example, when we use physical therapy, spinal decompression traction, chiropractic, and epidural steroid injections for disc injuries, we are able to stop the numbness, tingling, shooting pains, burning sensations, and weakness associated with sciatica.
Monmouth County Rehabilitation for Numbness and Tingling
If you have numbness, tingling, or any of the symptoms described above, please don’t hesitate to contact our Red Bank pain management office. We’d like to help you discover what’s causing your symptoms and to put you on the right track toward relief. Since we offer a complimentary initial exam, you’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Contact our office to set up an appointment or to learn more about how we can help.