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

“What is this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Johnson Chiropractic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great starting point though. These queries usually turn up in the course of the examination but occasionally surface during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Richmond 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 with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Johnson Chiropractic depends on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Richmond chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each adds a piece of information 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 care 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 provoked some neck pain that took this 43 year old man 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) 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. Later on, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical consultant diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. Since it was too late to take an antiviral he took ibuprofen for the pain related to shingles. He underwent 5 cervical spine treatments following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management cervical spine protocols in 5 weeks to resolve the arm pain, reduce the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months resulted in 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 Richmond chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Richmond 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 treated for shoulder pain with no relief. Dr. Baroody’s exam found a cervical disc herniation as a cause for his 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!

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic visit soon. Johnson Chiropractic 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. Visit us soon!

 
Johnson Chiropractic 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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