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Spengel Chiropractic 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 Spengel Chiropractic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific starting point though. These queries usually come up during the exam but sometimes come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always reveal something useful toward pain relief that both your McHenry chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may present themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain and a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Spengel Chiropractic depends on the clinical exam above anything else. Your McHenry 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 newly published chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle arose from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan 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 triggered some neck pain that led 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 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 doctor identified as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so he took ibuprofen for the pain related to shingles. 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 expressed that he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your McHenry chiropractor is constantly looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for McHenry 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 revealed a cervical disc herniation causing 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 proper diagnosis!

Set your next McHenry chiropractic visit today. Spengel 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!

 
Spengel 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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