Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 Spine Care Centre. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great starting point though. These questions usually turn up in the course of the exam but sometimes come up during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always reveal something helpful toward pain relief that both your Vancouver chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may show themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Vancouver Spine Care Centre counts on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Vancouver chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each adds a bit of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a part 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 prompted 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 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, 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. It was too late for an antiviral, so 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 resolve the arm pain, reduce the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months 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 always on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating 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 described 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 always starts with the proper diagnosis!

Make your next Vancouver chiropractic visit today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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. See you soon!

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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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