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

September 17, 2020

“What’s this, doc?” A question like this is always welcome at Young Chiropractic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific discussion starter though. These queries usually come up at some point in the exam but occasionally occur during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Easley 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 and a case of shingles.


Young Chiropractic depends on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Easley chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in consideration of the first two. Each lends a bit of information 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 involves coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He received an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing prompted some neck pain that took 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 down his left arm (radiculopathy) particularly 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. Later on, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so he took ibuprofen for the pain related to shingles. 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 decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks resulted in 80% reduced 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 Easley chiropractor is constantly on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Easley 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 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 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 Easley chiropractic visit today. Young Chiropractic will perform 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!

Young 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!