Are you someone that always dresses in layers and snuggles up with a blanket as often as possible? When you shake someone’s hand, do they always cringe a little and then exclaim how cold your hands are? If so, you know how uncomfortable it can be to live with poor circulation.
Maybe you’ve tried different things to help warm up your body. You’ve tried exercising more or eating iron-rich foods. But have any of these really helped? If not, maybe you’ve simply resigned yourself to the fact that you’ll live the rest of your life with cold hands and feet. But poor circulation is not something that should be ignored or lived with.
Poor circulation is an ailment that is often associated with seniors and those living with other diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes. In addition to causing cold extremities, poor circulation may also cause:
- Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- Swelling in the feet or ankles
- Muscle cramping
- Skin discoloration
- Varicose veins
- Memory loss
- Ulcers in the legs and feet
- Hair loss
How Chiropractic Can Help
While there can be different causes of poor circulation, often the cause is a structural one, meaning there is something going on with your joints and/or spine. A trained chiropractor will be able to identify restricted areas in the body and work to relieve pressure in those areas.
For instance, they can treat joint and spine restriction as well as release pressure from nerves to promote blood flow. A chiropractor is also able to manipulate bones and muscles to manually improve circulation.
Chiropractic has been clinically proven to increase blood flow to the arms and legs. For instance, in a 2015 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the spinal deviation was found to be a direct cause of poor circulation. By correcting the spine and joint misalignments, blood flow can be corrected.
If you live in the area and would like to explore treatment options for your circulation problems, please stop by or call our office. Our team will use a comprehensive Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) assessment and approach to locate and help realign those areas that may be negatively impacting your circulation.
Contact us today to set up your free consultation.