“What is this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Moriarty Chiropractic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a great starting point though. These queries usually turn up at some point in the examination but occasionally occur during a chiropractic office visit. They most times disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Nashua chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may show themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.
CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT
Moriarty Chiropractic relies on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Nashua chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each lends a piece of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published 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 entails coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led 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 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) 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. 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 ease and get rid of the arm pain, reduce 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 felt he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Nashua chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Nashua 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 treated 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 must start with the correct diagnosis!
Make your next Nashua chiropractic visit soon. Moriarty Chiropractic will perform the proper 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. Visit us soon!