Apple Country Chiropractic Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What is this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Apple Country Chiropractic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific starting point though. These inquiries typically come up in the course of the examination but occasionally surface during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Williamson chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may reveal themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Apple Country Chiropractic counts on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Williamson chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each provides a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle arose from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan for neck and arm pain. His story encompasses coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing provoked some neck pain that took this 43 year old man to his chiropractor for the neck pain that was described as constant, sharp neck pain on the left with an aching, tingling sensation down his left arm (radiculopathy) particularly into his left lateral arm, forearm, thumb and index finger. Clinical symptoms indicated a diagnosis of a C5-6 disc herniation, the most common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so he took ibuprofen for the pain related to shingles. He underwent 5 cervical spine treatments following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management cervical spine protocols in 5 weeks to resolve the arm pain, decrease the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months brought about 80% decreased neck pain, complete resolution of left arm pain, and faint shingles rash. The patient felt he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Williamson chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Williamson neck pain and back pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Steven Baroody on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he described how his patient who presented to the office with severe, long-standing shoulder pain was doctored for shoulder pain with no relief. Dr. Baroody’s exam revealed a cervical disc herniation causing pain. It’s not surprising, then, that the other treatments resulted in no relief! Dr. Baroody treated the patient with the pain-relieving Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Relieving care must start with the proper diagnosis!

Make your next Williamson chiropractic visit today. Apple Country Chiropractic will perform the appropriate examination to come up with the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome possible for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. See you soon!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic begins with a diagnosis, develops a treatment, and gets pain-relief results even in unusual conditions like neck pain, arm pain and a shingles rash! 
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