A tingling sensation in your arms or legs usually means you have a pinched nerve. Bobby Bilitsis, DC and Chris Carollo, DC provide deep, comprehensive care for nerve damage, starting with cutting-edge electrodiagnostics to pinpoint the site of injury. Learn more about what the experts at Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation can do for numbness and tingling by scheduling a consultation at the New York City Financial District location.
Nerve conditions are the most likely cause of tingling in your extremities. When a nerve is pinched between bones or tendons, nerve signals can’t reach their intended destination, causing a tingling sensation.
Tingling is associated with several musculoskeletal conditions, such as:
If you have unexplained tingling or “pins and needles” sensations that don’t go away when you get up and move around, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo. If pain accompanies the tingling or the sensation becomes unbearable, it’s important to consult with your chiropractor.
Nerve damage can become irreversible if ignored, so the sooner you receive treatment, the better. Compression damages protective nerve barriers and causes fluid buildup, swelling, pressure, and scar tissue.
Dr. Carollo and Dr. Bilitsis use comprehensive neurologic and orthopedic diagnostics for tingling sensations. Furthermore, they both earned certifications in electrodiagnosis for nerve conditions.
Electrodiagnostics refer to the study of electrical impulses inside the body. The two most common forms of electrodiagnosis are electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies.
EMG detects electrical activity between nerves and muscles. Dr. Carollo or Dr. Bilitsis inserts thin needles into the muscle and then directs you to relax and flex the muscle while he assesses the electrical activity. With this test, he can determine if there’s a disruption in the nerve signal to the muscle.
Nerve conduction studies
During nerve conduction tests, Dr. Carollo or Dr. Bilitsis attaches electrodes to your skin at various points along nerve pathways. Then, he sends electrical impulses through the nerve and records how long it takes to travel from one end to the other.
The impulses travel slower down damaged nerve pathways, so your chiropractor can identify any damaged locations using this test.
Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo take a multi-faceted approach to treatment for nerve tingling, offering a combination of therapies including:
Contact Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation online or over the phone to learn more about their specialized testing or to set up an initial consultation.