Numbness Specialist

Prestige Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Chiropractors located in Financial District, New York, NY

Usually, when your hand or foot goes numb, you can move around to bring feeling back. If feeling doesn’t come back, you may have a nerve problem necessitating a trip to Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. There, Bobby Bilitsis, DC and Chris Carollo, DC provide electrodiagnostics and effective chiropractic treatments to restore feeling in your limbs. Call or use the online booking option to schedule a consultation at the New York City Financial District location.

Numbness Q & A

What causes numbness?

Numbness is typically a symptom of a nerve problem. Compression or damage to the nerves interferes with how normal impulses travel through the nervous system and may cause numbness. Musculoskeletal nerve conditions that sometimes cause numbness include:

  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis

When should I see a chiropractor for numbness?

Although numbness may seem concerning, it rarely indicates a life-threatening condition. However, you should seek immediate medical care if the numbness resulted from a head injury doesn’t subside, or is accompanied by paralysis or cognitive difficulties.

Chiropractic care is appropriate when a musculoskeletal condition causes numbness. If the numbness comes and goes, gradually worsens, or happens during specific activities (i.e. typing), you can consult with Dr. Bilitsis or Dr. Carollo for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How do you diagnose numbness?

When you experience numbness, it’s essential to have a medical professional evaluate you to determine if a musculoskeletal or neurological condition causes your problem.

Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo follow comprehensive neurologic and orthopedic diagnostic criteria to figure out the underlying cause of your issue. They can order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and MRIs, if necessary.

The chiropractors also use nerve conduction tests to diagnose nerve problems. During a nerve conduction test, they place electrodes at different points along your nerve pathways and send a painless electric current from one end to the other. They can determine if you have nerve damage based on how long it takes the current to travel across the nerve.

How do you treat numbness?

Once Dr. Bilitsis or Dr. Carollo figures out the underlying cause of your numbness, he can determine the proper course of treatment or refer you to an appropriate specialist.

At their world-class facility, the chiropractors offer effective chiropractic treatments including:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser treatments
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Physical exercise
  • Myofascial release techniques

If you experience unusual numbness in your limbs, schedule an evaluation at the New York Financial District clinic using the online scheduler or by calling the front desk.