Numbness in a lay man language is a loss of feeling or sensation in a particular part of the body. In addition this can be as a result of cold, anesthesia . Moreover, a constriction on nerves connected to that area of the body (most commonly, parts of the hands or legs) can also lead to numbness. It can be complete or partial and can also be a common symptom of other medical conditions.
In more severe cases, it causes complications related to not feeling pain (for example, causing burns if unable to feel the pain from high heat) or being unaware of what’s happening to parts of the body (for example, falling if unable to feel the position of one’s feet). It can also be a sign of a serious underlying condition such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
Causes of Numbness
A damage or compression of a nerve which interferes with the body’s ability to feel normal sensations causes numbness. This problem with the nerve(s) usually result in the symptoms.
Some cases of numbness involve abnormal pressure on the nerves in and around the spine. Conditions that may cause this numbness include:
- Firstly, collapsed backbone due to osteoporosis
- Secondly, compressed spinal cord
- Thirdly, ruptured or herniated disc
- Last but not the least pinched nerve due to arthritis, bone spur
Some medical conditions that may give rise to deadness of nerves include:
- Kidney disease
- Medications or drug use
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spread of cancer to the spine
- Animal and insect bites
- Exposure to poisons/toxins et
Management and Treatment of Numbness
Physiotherapy procedures has proved to be very effective in the treatment of numbness. It involves remedial exercises to strengthen the spine or help ease movement. Certainly, you should contact Effective Physiotherapy and Clinic, Abuja for further treatment. We are specialists in Physiotherapy treatment of numbness
Some other suggestions of common treatments for numbness may include:
- Nerve pain medications
- Controlling blood sugar in people with diabetes
- Surgery to remove a tumor or repair a problem in the spine (in extremecases)
Treatment of paresthesia highly depends on the treatment of the underlying cause. If numbness has been primarily caused by a disease, treatment of this disease will ease it out.
Nerve gliding exercises are used extensively in treating numbness and tingling of the hands. It prevents nerve damage by facilitating circulation and nerve movement.
Numbness can be caused due to blood circulation problems and so a therapeutic massage could be beneficial in reviving blood-flow to the hands. Massages improve blood-flow through external stimulation of the circulation of lymphatic fluids. Make sure the massage and exercises are performed under the supervision of a professional Physiotherapist and not just in a spar.
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