Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Sometimes there is a clear answer, and sometimes there is not. It’s a terrific starting point though. These questions typically turn up during the examination but sometimes come up during a chiropractic office visit. They always reveal something useful toward pain relief that both your Baton Rouge 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 and a case of shingles.


Spine & Sports Rehab Center counts on the clinical exam more than anything else. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor listens first, tests second, and considers imaging in light of the first two. Each adds a bit of data 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 encompasses coughing, fatigue, and congestion that led him to his primary care doctor. He got an influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. The coughing triggered some neck pain that led 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) specifically 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. Later on, he noted 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 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 lessen the neck pain by 50%. Another 4 treatments over 12 weeks brought about 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor is always looking for the unusual and prepared to respond with an exam-based diagnosis and a relieving treatment plan for Baton Rouge 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 doctored 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 always starts with the proper diagnosis!

Set your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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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