Minster Chiropractic Center Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What’s this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Minster Chiropractic Center. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific discussion starter though. These queries usually come up in the course of the exam but occasionally occur during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Minster chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Minster Chiropractic Center counts on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Minster chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each lends a bit of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle came 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 led him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing prompted some neck pain that took this 43 year old male to his chiropractor for the neck pain that was explained as constant, sharp neck pain on the left with an aching, tingling sensation down his left arm (radiculopathy) specifically into his left lateral arm, forearm, thumb and index finger. Clinical symptoms indicated a diagnosis of a C5-6 disc herniation, a very common cervical disc herniation level. Later on, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical consultant identified as herpes zoster shingles. Since it was too late to take an antiviral he took ibuprofen for the shingles pain. He experienced 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 decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months brought about 80% less neck pain, complete resolution of left arm pain, and faint shingles rash. The patient expressed that he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Minster chiropractor is constantly looking for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Minster 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 explained 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 found a cervical disc herniation as a cause for his 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 always starts with the proper diagnosis!

Schedule your next Minster chiropractic visit soon. Minster Chiropractic Center will perform the appropriate examination to come up with the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. See you soon!

 
Minster Chiropractic Center starts 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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