Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care09/17/2020“What’s this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a great starting point though. These queries usually come up during the exam but occasionally come up during a chiropractic treatment visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Fort Wayne chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may reveal themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain and a case of shingles. CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC relies on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each adds a bit of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle arose 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 got 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 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, a very common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he noticed 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 ease and get rid of the arm pain, decrease the arm rash, and decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks resulted in 80% decreased 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Fort Wayne neck pain and back pain! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 treated 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 must start with the correct diagnosis! Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC will perform the appropriate 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! « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."