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Cold, Numb, Tingly, Throbbing, Burning

image of water flowing through a dam

Walking out at a lake today, I noticed that the spillway was letting out less water than it normally seemed to. Down below, the plants furthest down river appeared to be suffering showing signs of wilted, droopy leaves, and weak stems. These were all signs of reduction of nutrients and/or water to the plants. Seeing this issue had me thinking of what happens to areas in the body that are down river or furthest away from its energy supply source.

Veins and arteries are responsible for supplying blood throughout your body. Just like your nerves, these vascular pathways form a web with junctions that branch off consolidating more and more as you get towards the heart. Furthest from the heart of course would be the fingers and toes.

While the heart spends its day pumping blood at a normal rate, restrictions between the heart and the furthest distances may prevent healthy(needed) blood flow. Some signs or symptoms of vascular restrictions would be: cold, numb, tingly, throbbing, burning fingers and/or toes.

Often, spinal subluxations are responsible for impeding the function of the circulatory system. For example, blood supplies routed through the spine between the shoulders that are being pushed on by a vertebral disc may see a 20% reduction in pressure. This means that there would be 20% less circulatory force behind blood flow to extremities from that pathway. By the time blood reaches the extremities, it does so with very little behind it. Couple this with nerve compression as well and the body begins to lack the circulatory power it needs to feed the hands, arms, feet, and legs.

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