Back and Neck Care Center

A Carrollton Chiropractic Clinic

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About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Jerry Johnson has been practicing Chiropractic medicine for over 30 years. He takes the time to listen to his patients because he feels that is a key component to
improving their health
and lifestyle. His
fundamental approach
to health is to make
adjustments that allow
the body to heal itself.
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Pain & Numbness in Arms and Legs

pain and numbness in arms and legs These conditions are referred to as sciatic radiculitis (sciatica or pain/numbness down the legs) and cervical radiculitis (brachial plexus inflammation with pain/numbness down the shoulders or arms) Radiculitis can be described as inflammation of a spinal nerve root as it exits the spine. The inflammation is a combination of four properties: 1) pain 2) swelling 3) redness 4) heat. It is almost always caused by pressure on the spinal nerve root by either the facet of the vertebra or by the disc itself. The symptoms of this inflammation include:
  • Pain down the course of the nerve
  • Numbness down the course of the nerve
  • Weakness
  • Electrical shocks or pulsations (rare)
  • Paresthesia - fuzzy, tingling or pins and needles feeling as if your arm, leg, hand, foot is going to sleep
  • Hot, burning sensation
Chiropractic manipulation relieves the pressure on the nerve root and thus eliminates the symptoms.