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Can a chiropractor help numbness in feet?

I am a 35 year old female. I have numbness in my feet. Can a chiropractor help numbness in feet?

11 Answers

Most of the time yes.
That’s very possible as numbness is a nerve problem and chiropractors work to help the nerves heal.
The only tissue in your body that can perceive numbness is your nervous system. Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves are like branches of a tree and your feet are the ends of the branches. Numbness of your feet can be caused from irritated or pinched nerves leaving your lower back and then traveling to your feet. Getting your lower back examined is a great start to ending feet numbness.
Yes. Yes it can.
The numbness may be due to a number of reasons. It could be a peripheral neuropathy, subluxation, or nerve interference by a disc in the low back. The best would be to find a neurologist or a chiropractor to diagnose the problem properly.
A chiropractor is a great place to start. It could be some impingement on the nerve at the bottom of the spine which may be causing some referral pain down to the feet and the numbness as well.
The nerves which exit the spinal at the level of your lower back can be irritated by misaligned spinal bones and can certainly cause numbness in feet. This could also be a neuropathy/metabolic type issue and/or a blood flow issue. The first step is to find a chiropractor that can assess your spine and (if needed) can get you to someone who can help if the lower back adjustments do not!


Dr. Brandon Buttry
It all depends on what is causing the numbness. Are you diabetic? If so, this could be diabetic neuropathy in which case I would see a neurologist for a definitive diagnosis. Other case scenarios would be vascular problems, i.e., lack of sufficient blood flow or chemotherapy induced neuropathy if you are being treated for any type of cancer. If any of these apply find a chiropractor that is proficient in the KLaser neuropathy treatment protocol. We use that in our clinic and it has shown to be 90% effective.

If none of these apply, it could be a disc problem or if you are having urinary and bowel problems along with the numbness it could be cauda equina syndrome which is very serious. I would first start with my M.D. to get a referral to a neurologist and go from there.

Yours in health,

Doc J
Hi there, it depends on what is causing the numbness. You would have to be evaluated by a trusted Chiropractor in order for he or she to determine what is causing the numbing and if he or she could possible help. I've helped a few patients with numbness in the feet, however a secondary condition was causing the numbness which needed to be treated first. Thank you for your question.
If the cause of numbness is structural, then yes. A Chiropractor can also diagnose the correct cause of numbness in your feet.