Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What’s this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific discussion starter though. These questions usually come up at some point in the examination but sometimes surface during a chiropractic office visit. They most times disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Eugene 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 concurrent with a case of shingles.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic counts on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Eugene chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each lends a bit of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle arose from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his care 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 triggered some neck pain that led 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 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 consultant identified 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 ease and get rid of the arm pain, reduce 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 Eugene chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Eugene 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 came 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 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 correct diagnosis!

Set your next Eugene chiropractic visit soon. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will do the proper examination to suitable the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. Visit us soon!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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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