“What is this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a great discussion starter though. These queries usually occur at some point in the exam but occasionally come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always disclose something helpful toward pain relief that both your Augusta chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may present themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain with a case of shingles.
CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic depends on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Augusta 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 recent chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle came from a strange 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 received an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing triggered 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 extending into 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, the most common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he noted a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed 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 lessen the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks 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 Augusta chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Augusta 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 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 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 proper diagnosis!
Make your next Augusta chiropractic visit soon. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will perform the proper 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!