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Spinal Care Clinic Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What’s this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Spinal Care Clinic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific starting point though. These inquiries usually turn up during the examination but sometimes surface during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always reveal something useful toward pain relief that both your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may reveal themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Spinal Care Clinic relies on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each lends a bit of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent 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 guided 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 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, a very common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor identified as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so 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 ease and get rid of the arm pain, decrease the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks resulted in 80% reduced 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Burlington and Hamilton neck pain and back pain!

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Check out this PODCAST with Dr. Steven Baroody on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he described how his patient who came to the office with severe, long-standing shoulder pain was treated 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 always starts with the correct diagnosis!

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today. Spinal Care Clinic 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. Visit us soon!

 
Spinal Care Clinic 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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