Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great discussion starter though. These questions usually come up during the examination but sometimes come up during a chiropractic office visit. They most times tell something helpful toward pain relief that both your Fernandina Beach chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.


Amelia Chiropractic Clinic depends on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each adds a piece of information to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle came from a strange rash on a patient’s arm during his treatment plan for neck and arm pain. His story encompasses coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led 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 described 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. Soon after, he noticed a rash on his left arm that his medical consultant diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. It was too late for an antiviral, so 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, 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 felt he was back to normal. (1) Talk about unusual! Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Fernandina Beach 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 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. 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 correct diagnosis!

Make your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit soon. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will perform the appropriate 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!

Amelia 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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