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Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great discussion starter though. These questions typically turn up at some point in the exam but sometimes occur during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Brooks chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious 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

Soft Health and Healing Clinic counts on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Brooks chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each lends a piece of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle arose from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his care for neck and arm pain. His story involves coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He received an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing provoked some neck pain that led 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 underwent 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% 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 Brooks chiropractor is constantly looking for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Brooks 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 presented 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. No wonder the other treatments gave him 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 Brooks chiropractic visit soon. Soft Health and Healing 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!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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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