Medical Treatment for Numbness in Monmouth & Ocean County

Numbness is an abnormal lack of sensation in any part of the body. In many cases, numbness is associated with conditions that cause compression of the nerve roots, including sciatica, arthritis, disc problems, trauma or injury, and tendonitis. When the cause of nerve root compression is addressed, the numbness and other symptoms associated with impinged nerves can be alleviated.

It is important to diagnose the cause of numbness before treatment begins. For some patients, numbness may be attributed to diabetes or vascular conditions. Once the causative factor has been determined, a comprehensive plan of treatment can begin.

Medical Treatment for Numbness

The Medical Director at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). PM&R doctors are also known as Physiatrists; this type of doctor focuses on the non-surgical treatment of a number of conditions, including chronic illnesses, injury, acute and chronic pain, and musculoskeletal conditions.

In order to determine a course of treatment for numbness, the first step is to complete a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological diagnosis. The Physiatrist at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ office would then act as the head of a team of practitioners to create a rehabilitation plan that may include any of the following:

Physical Therapy, including ultrasound, heat and cold therapies, electric stimulation, and Power Plate vibration therapy;

Low Level Laser Therapy;

Spinal Decompression Traction;

Acupuncture; and

Spinal Manipulation.

For example, numbness is often experienced in patients with sciatica (the term used to describe the compression, irritation, and inflammation of the sciatic nerve). Physical therapy, traction, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation may be used to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve and alleviate pain and numbness. In some cases, Epidural Steroid Injections may be used to reduce inflammation in the spinal nerves.

Treatment for Numbness at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

Treatment for numbness at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation is unique in that our staff consists of a Medical Doctor, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and Chiropractic Doctors. With multiple modalities available in one location, patients are offered a multi-disciplinary treatment plan that is both comprehensive and cohesive. This leads to greater effectiveness in reducing numbness, tingling, and other symptoms.

To learn more about treatments for numbness in Monmouth County, please contact our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ pain management and rehabilitation facility.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728