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Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Vancouver Disc Centers. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific starting point though. These questions typically surface during the exam but occasionally come up during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always reveal something useful toward pain relief that both your Vancouver chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Vancouver Disc Centers counts on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Vancouver chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each provides a bit of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle arose from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan for neck and arm pain. His story involves coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led 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 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. 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 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 felt he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Vancouver chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Vancouver 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 came 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. 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 must start with the correct diagnosis!

Set your next Vancouver chiropractic visit soon. Vancouver Disc Centers will do 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!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers 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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