Ask Dr. Jake {Numbness & tingling, Chiropractic Skeptic, and ADHD}

Do you have any health related questions? About anything?

If so, you are in the RIGHT place!

This is week 5 of the “Ask Dr. Jake” feature, we took a break last week and I talked about us Waiting on God… can be hard but well worth it! We have been loving all of the questions! You can read more about Dr. Jake and his qualifications or types of questions he answers here.

Lisa asks:

I am currently experiencing numbness/tingling and pain (like sharp needles) in my left thigh. The affected area is only in my left thigh, about 2 inches above my knee. It is sensitive/painful to sudden touch, but when I rub the area, it does not hurt to do so. I acquired the numbness/tingling back in November, and the pain started to kick in a couple of months ago. It does not hurt when I walk, but after standing or walking for too long, the pain will surface and I’ll switch my balance to my right leg. In November, I attributed the numbness to my half-marathon training, but in February, I found out I am 6 months pregnant. So now, I don’t know if this numbness/pain in my left thigh is related to pregnancy. I’ve googled it and most searches attribute the numbness/tingling and pain to a pinched nerve in the back. Anyway, what are some solutions to get rid of this pain/numbness? Thank you so much.

Dr. Jake says:

Lisa, No quick fix to this one. You are probably right about it being a nerve problem. Some stretching may help relieve the symptom but unfortunately, will not likely take care of the problem. I suggest a family chiropractor because as the pregnancy gets later, you produce different hormones that loosen your bone in preparation for childbirth. Let’s make sure everything is lined up for the pregnancy and especially after it so everything goes back to where it is supposed to be. Good Luck!


Anita asks:

Hi Dr. Jake, I really don’t know anything about chiropractic care and have always felt a little cynical and cautious about it… could you please give me some information (or links to info) about its benefits and scientific basis?
I’m very into natural health, but so far haven’t found out about chiropractics. Thanks! Bless you 🙂

Dr. Jake says:

Anita, No need to be cynical and cautious here, dive in to What are your reasons to feel cautious Chiropractic is proven, is over 110 years old and helps everyone be healthier. Rachel wrote a little bit about it on this post, number 12.


Kellie asks:

Wondering about ADD/ADHD. My 12 year old son has it, some days are better than others. We are trying to avoid medication at all cost, trying fish oil, Lumina, and herbal tinctures. Some days he is just so out of control, I don’t know what to do. We tried seeing a Homeopathic Dr. but she wants to do a bunch of nutritional testing which is very expensive and we can’t afford it. Any suggestions?? He really needs help. I may just try putting him on medication, although I don’t want to , I am at a loss here. I feel he really needs the help. Thanks. Kellie

Dr. Jake says:

Fish oil is a great idea. I would absolutely never put a child on ADHD medication, this leads to addiction and further drug use for sure. Remove all grains, seriously, all grains. No dyes, artificial colors or flavors, no juice, No splenda (ever). Change your shampoos, soaps, washing detergents and air fresheners, all cleaning products to all natural or organic. I don’t mean to rock your world here, but that stuff has to be changed or you will keep loading him with toxins and he will never heal. Big decisions here. Medications are just as toxic. Please email back in 6 weeks, this is very important to me.


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About Dr. Jake

Dr. Jake (my husband) is a wonderful, energetic doctor who wants to help teach his patients to truly understands what is means to be healthy... But he would say he is first and most importantly a husband, father and follower of Christ. He is a Maximized Living Doctor and practices Victory Chiropractic and Wellness in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Jake here to answer your questions! He is open to anything but most requests are about health, particularly children's health. If you feel stuck in a medical model with no answers, he is 100% committed to finding an answer for you. Read more about Ask Dr. Jake.


  1. Wow cool blog and Ask Doctor post! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Yes of coarse you have 3 one will be so happy to see you when you get to heaven. Hugs to you

  2. Anonymous says:

    I had my entire kidney removed 10 days ago for renal cell carcinoma Stage 1 grade 2. I was wondering what I can do naturally to help prevent this from returning.

  3. Kudos to the mama avoiding ADD drugs! I know a child whose behavior deteriorated after beginning the ADD meds – the behavior was docile while under the influence of the medication, but on weekends, it was worse than before. I don’t know if it was a psychological or biological response, but it certainly is not a good situation.

  4. Those are some interesting questions. Maybe I can submit mine here as a comment. I recently had back surgery to fix a slipped disc. Surgery went great, spine feels good, but my muscles have been tense. I don’t know if my body just won’t accept the correction. Should I see a chiropractor?

  5. Oh, forgot to mention above, I’ve seen a chiropractor before for my neck pain, and it helped, but I don’t know if chiropractors can help with muscle problems.

  6. Hi Dr. Jake,
    Recently had breast reduction surgery in hopes of eliminating the pain in my shoulder,neck, and back. After my surgery there is a great deal of swelling in the breast area. Is there anything naturally that i can take to eliminate so much swelling? A lot of the swelling has left however, there is a great deal more to go. Help please.