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Malverne Health & Wellness Diagnoses Underlying Causes of Neck Pain and Arm Pain and Delivers Pain Relieving Care

“What is this, doc?” Such a question is always welcome at Malverne Health & Wellness. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a great discussion starter though. These inquiries usually occur in the course of the examination but sometimes come up during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always reveal something helpful toward pain relief that both your Malverne chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Interesting conditions may present themselves via curious symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain with a case of shingles.


Malverne Health & Wellness depends on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Malverne chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each provides a piece of info to the diagnostic puzzle. In a recent 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 entails 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 took this 43 year old male 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, a very common cervical disc herniation level. Later on, he saw a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor diagnosed as herpes zoster shingles. Since it was too late to take an antiviral 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 in 3 months resulted in 80% less 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 Malverne chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Malverne 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 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 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 Malverne chiropractic visit soon. Malverne Health & Wellness will perform the appropriate examination to come up with the proper diagnosis to deliver the best clinical outcome likely for usual and unusual causes of back pain and neck pain. Visit us soon!

Malverne Health & Wellness 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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