Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation in Red Bank NJ offers Electromagnetic Nerve Testing as a method of diagnosing conditions that result in numbness and tingling. Being a multi-disciplinary facility, Monmouth Pain can treat most diagnosed conditions right in their Red Bank facility.
Numbness and tingling is something I have discussed in previous blog posts and I feel it’s a significant topic to bring to surface again. When numbness and tingling is experienced in the arm or shoulder area, it can be mistaken for signs of a heart attack. When a heart attack is ruled out, people often continue living with numbness and tingling not knowing that other significant conditions may exist. Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that are usually associated with conditions related to irritation and/or compression of the nerves.
Numbness is an abnormal lack of sensation in any part of the body. It can be associated with conditions that cause compression of the nerve roots. Some of these conditions are sciatica, arthritis and disc problems. Tingling is a symptom usually accompanied by numbness. It is commonly associated with disorders affecting the nerve roots. Tendonitis and herniated or bulging discs are examples of some conditions that can lead to tingling sensations. When the cause of the compressed or irritated nerve is treated, numbness and tingling can be relieved.
As I have said in the past, my staff and I at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation are truly proud to offer the latest in technological services to our patients. Our pain management office is board certified in Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing, as it’s a valuable tool used to diagnose conditions that affect the nerves. Using this tool we can determine what exactly is causing numbness and tingling. Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing allows us to create a personalized treatment plan for the patients specific condition and implement that treatment plan right here in our office.
I have seen cases where patients are treated for numbness and tingling without ever having the proper diagnosis of what is causing the symptoms to begin with. With Electrodiagnostic nerve testing, we are able to pinpoint the precise cause of symptoms so that treatment is specifically targeted at the exact condition. Since we are a multi-disciplinary facility, most of the diagnosed conditions can be treated right here in our office. After our Electrodiagnostic Nerve Test has pinpointed the cause of a patient’s numbness and tingling, our staff can place a full diagnosis and create a specific treatment plan from there.
Our Physical Therapy department can help with numbness and tingling in a variety of ways. If numbness and tingling is felt in the leg, this could possibly be a condition called Sciatica. Sciatica occurs when the discs in the lower back press on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back down to the leg. Our Physical Therapists can implement a series of exercises that will target this specific condition and drastically reduce and eliminate the symptoms. Our Power Plates® are a key tool for addressing numbness and tingling symptoms as the machines are great for waking up and stimulating the nerves. Other Physical Therapy treatment may include low level laser therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound and cold or hot therapies.
Chiropractic care at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation can help treat numerous back and neck conditions that cause numbness and tingling including disc problems. Spinal discs are designed to act as cushions between the bones of the spine (vertebrae), and they provide shock absorption for the spine. Sometimes a condition such as Disc Degeneration can occur, and this happens when discs dry up, become less flexible and become more vulnerable to damage. Chiropractic care for disc problems involves gentle manipulation designed to ensure the health of the spine, reduce pain, and increase movement and flexibility.
Our Acupuncturists at our Red Bank office practice methods to assist in healing symptoms like numbness and tingling. Arthritis is a condition that can result in numbness and tingling sensations. Arthritis involves an inflamed joint of the body. Acupuncture is centered on the concept of Qi, a life energy that flows throughout the body on pathways. Because arthritis is a painful, inflammatory condition, it is considered an interruption or imbalance of Qi. Acupuncture will restore balance to the body’s life energy. Acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce endorphins, which are natural pain killers. In reducing pain and inflammation, acupuncture helps people with arthritis improve mobility.
Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing is a technological tool that we proudly offer here at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation. We never give up when it comes to treating our patients. When a patient is experiencing numbness and/or tingling, we know it is imperative to get to the bottom of it and find out what is causing these symptoms. Thanks to our Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing, we are able to find the source of the problem, diagnose the condition and treat the patient right here in our office with one or many of our different programs of care.
Please contact our Red Bank office today for information about numbness and tingling, Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing or to schedule an appointment.Contributed by Dr. Thomas Dandrea
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