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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific starting point though. These queries typically turn up at some point in the examination but sometimes come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always tell something useful toward pain relief that both your Ashburn 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.

CHIROPRACTIC EXAM AND TREATMENT

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn counts on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Ashburn chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each adds a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a piece of the puzzle arose from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his care for neck and arm pain. His story entails coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He received an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing triggered some neck pain that took 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 extending into his left arm (radiculopathy) specifically 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. Later on, 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 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 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 Ashburn chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Ashburn 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 treated for shoulder pain with no relief. Dr. Baroody’s exam revealed 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 proper diagnosis!

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

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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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