Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It is a terrific discussion starter though. These questions typically come up during the exam but sometimes surface during a chiropractic treatment visit. They always disclose something useful toward pain relief that both your Manchester chiropractor wants for you and you want for yourself. Curious conditions may present themselves via interesting symptoms like this case of cervical spine neck pain concurrent with a case of shingles.


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries relies on the clinical exam above anything else. Your Manchester chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each provides a bit of data to the diagnostic puzzle. In a newly published chiropractic case report, a part of the puzzle came from a peculiar rash on a patient’s arm during his care for neck and arm pain. His story encompasses coughing, fatigue, and congestion that guided him to his primary care doctor. He received an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing provoked some neck pain that led 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 extending into 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, a very common cervical disc herniation level. Soon after, he noted a rash on his left arm that his medical doctor identified 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 ease and get rid of the arm pain, reduce the arm rash, and decrease the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments in 3 months 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 Manchester chiropractor is always on the lookout for the unusual and ready to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and an alleviating treatment plan for Manchester 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 presented to the office with severe, long-standing shoulder pain was doctored 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 Manchester chiropractic visit today. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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. See you soon!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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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