Tingling Treatment & Diagnosis in Shrewsbury, Wall, & Lacey NJ

Understanding the Symptoms of Nerve Compression

There are a number of conditions that can lead to a ‘tingling’ sensation, including disc problems such as bulged or herniated discs, sciatica, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome (among others). As a symptom of any one of these disorders, tingling is usually accompanied by numbness, and is most often the result of compression of the nerves.

The first step in eradicating tingling is to pinpoint the exact disorder that is leading to this unsettling symptom. Tingling should be viewed as a warning sign that a greater problem exists. Once the caused of tingling is determined, a treatment plan designed to address the larger condition can be designed and carried out.

The Diagnostic Process

For patients experiencing tingling, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation has a variety of diagnostic tools to help determine the cause of the symptom. These include fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and traditional x-ray. In the case of tingling and/or numbness, the diagnostic process may include the use of Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing. This tool helps practitioners to target the exact cause of symptoms such as tingling or numbness since it offers a clear picture of what is leading to nerve compression.

Medical Care for Tingling

For patients experiencing tingling, it’s an intuitive choice to visit a doctor who specializes in disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. A Physiatrist is a pain management specialist who focuses on the non-surgical treatment of disorders affecting these systems.

The Medical Director at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation acts as the head of a team of conservative healthcare practitioners. Working in seamless cooperation, a treatment plan for tingling may include any of the following modalities: Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, and/or Chiropractic Care.

Physical Therapy and Tingling

There a number of physical therapy treatments offered at Monmouth Pain and Rehab that are helpful for patients with the types of disorders that cause tingling. Some of these might include:

Spinal Decompression: By providing traction to relieve pressure on the nerves, inflammation and compression can be reduced. In cases where tingling is caused by bulged or herniated discs, Spinal Decompression often produces a vacuum-like effect in which the herniated disc material is pulled back into the damaged disc in order for the healing process to begin.

Low Level Laser Therapy: This therapy speeds up cellular production for faster healing; it can also help to prevent the formation of scar tissue.

Therapeutic Exercise: When used under the careful supervision of a physical therapist, exercise can be a useful tool in restoring mobility that is often lost due to arthritis, herniated discs, or sciatica (all of which may cause tingling). PowerPlate technology may be used to enhance therapeutic exercise.

Other helpful physical therapy practices include the use of heat and cold therapies, ultrasound, and massage therapy.

Acupuncture for Tingling Sensation 

Acupuncture is well-known for its relaxing and pain-relieving effects. This ancient Chinese medical technique is based on the idea that all disorder in the body is caused by unbalanced ‘Qi’ or ‘life force.’ By bringing the body back into its natural harmonious state, symptoms such as numbness or tingling can be addressed.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation provides New Jersey Certified Acupuncturists to ensure that patients with tingling are receiving the best possible care.

Chiropractic Care for Tingling Sensation 

Chiropractic care is based on the idea that the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves) is responsible for every function of the human body. When the spine is misaligned for any reason, nerves can become compressed or damaged. This can lead to pain, tingling, and numbness.

Steroid Injections for Patients with Tingling and Pain

Many of the conditions that lead to tingling also cause pain; in some cases, this pain inhibits to ability to heal by restricting mobility. When this occurs, the medical doctor at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation may suggest an injection of a corticosteroid and/or anesthetic numbing agent. Corticosteroids provide long-lasting pain relief and can help to reduce inflammation (thus reducing pressure on the nerves).

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers a multi-disciplinary, cohesive environment that incorporates medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care in one facility. Our pain management and rehabilitation facility was designed in such a way that patients with tingling or other symptoms can receive the best possible non-surgical care from a team of cooperative practitioners.

Please contact our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility at 732-345-1377 or complete our contact form above to learn more about treatments for tingling and numbness in Monmouth County.