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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific starting point though. These questions usually occur in the course of the examination but sometimes come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always disclose something helpful toward pain relief that both your Carrolltown 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 and a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation depends on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Carrolltown 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 recent 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 entails coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing prompted some neck pain that took 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) specifically 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. Soon after, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed 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% decreased 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 Carrolltown chiropractor is constantly looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Carrolltown 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 doctored for shoulder pain with no relief. Dr. Baroody’s exam found 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!

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit today. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation begins 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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