Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great discussion starter though. These queries usually come up in the course of the examination but occasionally come up during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Groton chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may show themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office depends on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Groton chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each provides a piece of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle came from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his care for neck and arm pain. His story entails 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 took this 43 year old man 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) particularly into his left lateral arm, forearm, thumb and index finger. Clinical symptoms lead to a diagnosis of a C5-6 disc herniation, the most common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, 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 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, decrease the arm rash, and reduce the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks resulted in 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 Groton chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Groton 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 revealed a cervical disc herniation as a cause for his 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!

Make your next Groton chiropractic visit today. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will perform the appropriate examination to suitable the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome possible for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. Visit us soon!

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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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